Tree With Roots Growing Straight Down As Opposed To Spreading Out. - Knowledgebase Question

Mcsherrystown, PA
Question by coutts
May 8, 2000
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?


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Answer from NGA
May 8, 2000

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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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