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Q.I’m In Florida, My Rubber Trees Are 15-20 Feet High. They Are 5 1/2 Feet From My House Will It Damage My Foundation?

Zone 33774 | rocleah55@yahoo.com added on January 8, 2022 | Answered

I live in Florida I planted six rubber trees 5 feet away from my house for shade they are probably 20 feet high, do I need to worry about the root system? They really seem to be growing fast and furious I have no problem taking them down if it’s damaging.

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Answered on January 10, 2022

As long as they have room to expand on the other side of their growing space, then it can be OK. If they are confined, then they might try and break through the foundation. If they have room to expand, then they will prefer to take the easier path.

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