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Q.Trumpet Vine On Electricity Pole

Zone 5 | Anonymous added on May 18, 2021 | Answered

Hi, the trumpet vine in front of my house is climbing up a wooden electricity pole. The plant already reached the top of the post. Can the roots cause damage to the cables and/or cause power outage?

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Answered on May 22, 2021

There's no way to tell how much damage these invasive roots could cause in this case, but I would certainly contact your utility company for an assessment. Here's an article that might help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/trumpet-vine/trumpet-vine-roots.htm

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