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Q.I have a very large Norfolk pine outside close to my house – I live in LA and am getting nervous about how tall its gotten. Is

Zone Los Angeles, CA | Anonymous added on March 22, 2020 | Answered

this safe? I’m wondering if the root system is deep enough to where I don’t need to worry, or should I consider cutting it down. I’d love to keep it up if it’s safe, but it’s only a few feet from my house and I would say close to 50 feet tall at this point. Help!

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Answered on March 22, 2020

You will need to contact your local extension service or an arborist. Trees are never safe planted within a few feet of a house, as they cause structural damage, damage to pipes and septic, and can destroy foundations.

This article will help you to find the closest extension office to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search


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