Olive Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Martinez, Ca
Question by candaceflint
June 24, 2009
Will planting an olive tree within several feet of my sidewalk cause upheaval?


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Answer from NGA
June 24, 2009

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The roots of olive trees are not considered invasive and there are many California neighborhoods with olive trees planted in parking strips (the narrow area between the street and the sidewalk). To encourage a deep root system with your new tree, be sure to water deeply but infrequently.

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