I am considering the purchase of an empty lot here in west coastal Mexico. There are several mature coconut palms. The soil around these palms has either eroded or compacted, leaving some bare roots. These palms appear to be otherwise healthy.
I would like to raise the level of the property. I have two questions:
Is it safe to raise the level of the soil to a level that would bury the exposed roots?
Could the level of the soil be raised further up the trunk of the tree without endangering the palms? If so, how high could I go?