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Q.I Have A Tree Growing In A Brick Post That Carries Electricity. It’s In A Old Church Wall.

Zone Abbeville,LA | Susan D Morrow added on March 18, 2022 | Answered

I need to kill the tree. It is busting the bricks out from the post. But I’m concerned about killing the plants in the garden at the bottom of the post.

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Answered on March 21, 2022

Unfortunately, you may have no choice but to sacrifice the plants to avoid a dangerous situation. The responsibility of yours' and others' safety, as well as electrical equipment safety will have to be paramount.

On top of this, a professional will need to be called. Removing the tree could leave a void that may need to be filled in order to restore any destroyed foundation or destroyed structural integrity.

I would contact your local extension services, or utility services to see what they have to say about your situation.


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