Trees and Retaining Wall - Knowledgebase Question

St . Michaels, Ar
Question by retrofreak20
June 13, 2007
How far away should you plant a tree, shumard oak, from a retaining wall?


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Answer from NGA
June 13, 2007

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Quercus shumardii grows 40 to 60 feet tall and wide, so roots will spread as wide and even beyond. A general rule of thumb is to plant, at a minimum, half the distance of the mature plant.

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