The Q&A Archives: Tree With Roots Growing Straight Down As Opposed To Spreading Out.
Question: There is a n area in our yard where we would like to plant a tree but we know it will be near a water pipe are there any trees you could suggest that have roots that grow more straight down as opposed to ballooning out?
Answer: Unfortunately, even deep rooted trees will send out more horizontal anchoring roots in all directions, so it is still not a good idea to plant large trees near utilities such as water lines.
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