We would like to build a patio of pavers off the back of our home. The edge of the patio would be about eight feet from the base of a mature (northern red?) oak tree (with a diameter of about 2.5 feet). Do you think the root system would be deep enough we wouldnât disturb it with a base? Would raising the base a few inches and investing in a more penetrating base be enough to preserve the tree? We hate the thought of damaging it.
Thanks for your help!