Mountain Laurels
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Zone 06770 | Anonymous added on June 1, 2018 | Answered

After 30 years, my 2 Mountain Laurel trees in front of my house died. I now have to remove them. I was wondering about their root system. They are under the eve of my house, close to the foundation. Is the root system big? Will the stumps be able to be pulled out with a truck without damaging my foundation? I want to replant more, so the stumps need to be removed. Thanks from Connecticut

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 2, 2018

The root system is shallow but with a deep tap root.

I cannot make any recommendations on the safety of your removal method.
I would suggest checking with a qualified tree removal expert.

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