Maple Trees
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I’m planning to plant some maples beside my house on the sidewalk, and I was wondering what are the types that don’t damage

Zone Amman | Murad Sesno added on October 23, 2019 | Answered

the wall and the sidewalk with its roots?? May you tell me what kind of maples grow up to 10 meters, and the roots don't damage the wall and the sidewalk?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 23, 2019

There will be no good recommendation here. Maples have notoriously damaging root systems. If you still choose to do so, you will want one that is deeply rooted and doesn't have large shallow roots.

Some have good results with Acer campestre, but keep in mind that this tree is HIGHLY invasive.

In short, I would recommend anything over a Maple for planting in proximity to any structure. This article will offer some information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/planting-trees-along-sidewalks.htm

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