Can I build a deck around a lemon tree?

Question From: 
Kathryn in Vic VIC


Can I build a deck around a lemon tree?


Type of Plant (if known): 
Lemon tree


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
Sandy – poor soil (former river bed)


How often do you water the plant:
Once a week in summer


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:


What type of plant is it:
Lemon tree


How long since you planted it:
Over 10 years


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
I use Osmocote Citrus Food and Seasol


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

Upload photo if available: 

Other Comments: 
Do lemon tree roots need sunlight? We want to build a deck around the lemon tree. Parts of the deck would be removeable so we could mulch, fertiliser and water the lemon tree, but the roots would otherwise be covered by the deck. Would this be a problem?



It should be OK. Just ensure that it doesn’t get damp & smelly under there.