It's been quite sometime since I have been on here. The reason I have come today is to ask what will happen If I do this...
So I originally planted a 15 gal. Meyer lemon tree on the side of my house, but I was new to planting and I dug a hole in the ground and the dirt around my pit is at a higher elevation then where the plant goes into the ground. I made my original hole or area where I planted the tree only about 2 feet squared. So I decided last week to start digging everything out to make it level with the original height of my planting, as I was doing this the feeder roots have grown closer to the top of the soil. This plant has been in the ground since last spring, so the roots have grown quite a bit. If I continue to level the ground out, a lot of those roots are going to be lost and I'm not sure what it will do to my tree, so any tips would be appreciated.
Pictures will be coming soon, my computer at work will not let me upload them. I will add pictures as soon as I get home.