Check back often... I usually look forward to your posts and will probably reply with something right away. ;)

I called the arborist again.* This time got no answer.* I think they are just too busy this time of year.

What do you think I should do about the tree roots?* I can stop driving cars over the roots, but not lawnmowers, atv's, and walking.* There is also a big 30ft swing right over that spot and all the kids like to swing and drag their feet across the roots to stop.* Before, I was thinking of covering that area with bricks and making a brick road there, but now that I'm learning a bit about trees, I don't think the tree would like that much either.* Big chunky wood chips probably wouldn't work either because*I have to rake leaves in the fall and pollen in the spring.* Should I build a big wooden platform,,, kinda like a board walk over them?* That's a lot of work, but if it means saving the tree....