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bintopo's picture

Hi,I'm looking at building a patio in the back yard. One problem is a rather large maple tree about two feet from the edge of the patio and I get a lot of flack when I mention cutting it down. So I'm keeping the tree. What I need to do is change the edge near the tree and make it go around in a semi circle. I'm wondering how close I can come to the tree with the patio? Keeping in mind that will need to dig down six to eight inches to do my foundation.ThanksBrian

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gmcauley's picture

Hello bintopo,You may want to check out some of our recent patio galleries for some inspiration:Photo Gallery: Gorgeous GardensPhoto Gallery: Tropical-Inspired Outdoor SpacesPhoto Gallery: Inspiring BackyardsGood luck with the patio!Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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