Birch Trees

Silver Birch Tree

Julietmorris71 added on May 23, 2017 | Answered

I have just bought a cottage and there is a silver birch tree in the front of the house. It is within 3 feet of the front of the house and i wanted to ask if this is appropriate for foundations etc.? I am not sure if the roots will be going under the house as it is so close.

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Answered on May 25, 2017

The tree’s aggressive roots seek water, prying open cracks or joints in sewer or irrigation systems. Birch roots, along with willow and poplar, are among the most aggressive -- and destructive -- tree roots.

You may want to seek advise from a qualified Arborist.

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