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Q.Are The Roots Of A 20ft Monkey Puzzle Tree Likely To Affect House Foundations?

Zone Liverpool, Merseyside | Anonymous added on May 24, 2021 | Answered

The tree stands on the border between the neighbour’s garden and the garden of a property we want to buy and is approx 8 feet from the house. It has been there for years.

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Answered on May 28, 2021

The article below says to give them "plenty of room." Trees ideally should not be closer than 15 feet from a structure. However, this is such as unusual tree (and endangered) that has merit. I did find an article that said surface roots would make it hard to mow and could upend sidewalks.




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