Mango Trees
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Is it okay to build a house near to a tree

Anonymous added on February 15, 2018 | Answered

Hi,i have a mango tree in my land and it's fully grown and more then 60years old... is it okay to build a house near to that tree or do i have to cut tree?? thank you

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on February 15, 2018

It is best not to have a tree of that size closer than 20 feet from a house. Even if it's full grown, the roots could still keep growing and potentially damage the house if it's too close. Farther than 20 feet is okay.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=225
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/problem-tree-roots.htm

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