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Q.Bald Cypress

Zone 34771 | Anonymous added on April 28, 2023 | Answered

how far from a house well is a safe distance to be planted? We have 2 acres but due to a subdivision being built up to our fence we NOW have water issues in the back yard. But our well is also in the back yard.

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Answered on April 30, 2023

Bald cypress needs a very large space to accommodate it. When mature, it can reach up to 120 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 6 feet or more. Generally, smaller trees are recommended around water and sewer lines. Since you have a large lot, it should be fine. Their roots are not considered a problem. Site it at least 15 feet from the well, though.





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