Trees beside driveway - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by breana3786
February 25, 2010
Is there any trees that I can plant next to our paved driveway that wont damage the concrete? We wanted to plant maybe 3 or 4 trees next to the bottom left side of the driveway but we are worried about the driveway getting damaged by roots. Any ideas? If so, what can we plant and how far from the driveway do we need to plant it?

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010


The University of Tennessee has a list of "sewer friendly" trees - meaning trees with shallow or non-invasive root systems. Here's the web address for their publication:

I think you'll find some good suggestions as well as planting distances, etc. Enjoy your new trees!

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