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Q.How To Manage Ca Pepper Tree Roots

Zone Carlsbad, CA 92009 | doug6636 added on January 26, 2021 | Answered

Hi. I am trying to save a gorgeous calif pepper tree from being cut down. The nearby homeowner is concerned about invasive roots reaching his driveway. A 24″ deep trench has been cut on the side of tree facing his home, which seems like it would solve the problem. But people are going to say “You can’t be sure that 5 years from now the roots will just grow back, so we have to cut down the tree (65′ tall) to be safe.” Any ideas on how I can counter that argument? I need to know by this Thursday……

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Answered on January 27, 2021

Unfortunately, this will be something for your local authorities to sort out! You can contact your local extension service for more information on this subject matter. This page will help you to find the closest to you:


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