When properly prepared, asphalt surfaces should not only look good but will also retard root growth from trees in neighbouring garden beds and tree plantings. This not only helps keep the area safe from potential trip hazards but also helps the trees, allowing them to grow more naturally and possibly avoiding expensive tree removal down the track.
Unlike concrete, asphalt is more forgiving and easier to repair and can be contoured to work with the trees rather than against them.
Consider using asphalt rather than concrete or paving in areas that are sensitive to tree growth.
7 May 2015