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Name: sdmtnbiker
Texas (Zone 9a)
sdmtnbiker
Apr 23, 2018 12:10 PM CST
Hi, I have a pine tree that has started growing about 4 feet from the house and about 18" from the driveway. The tree is about 2ft tall. Should I move it or leave it.

Thanks.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Apr 23, 2018 12:14 PM CST
Move it while it's small enough to move. It will get big and if you leave it there it could and most likely will mess up your foundation.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Apr 23, 2018 12:15 PM CST
Move it! Way too close to the house! I have one in my yard that is close like that and it's huge now. I don't think anyone realized how large it was going to grow (way past the roof). Don't make the same mistake. Oh, and I just filled up a contractor garbage bag full of pine needles from my front garden and walkway. You'll have a lot less work if you move it somewhere far from the house where you don't mind the needles dropping.
Name: sdmtnbiker
Texas (Zone 9a)
sdmtnbiker
Apr 23, 2018 12:16 PM CST
Thanks, figured that what was gonna need to be done.
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 23, 2018 1:29 PM CST
You probably don't want it close to your driveway either due to sap, pollen, and birds.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Apr 23, 2018 1:58 PM CST
Oh yeah, I forgot about the pine pollen (your car will be yellow) and all the sap that is on my car. That stuff doesn't want to come off! The sooner you move it, the better!
Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
josebaca
Apr 23, 2018 4:00 PM CST
sdmtnbiker, Welcome!
For all those reasons aaanndd, concrete leaches lime into the soil, something pine trees don't like and will eventually kill them.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 23, 2018 10:26 PM CST
Move it. Smiling
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