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Sewer line and oak trees

Posted by mazelady (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 7, 12 at 13:28

The city is rerouting the sewer line which involves digging a trench no closer than 10ft from my large oak trees. They consulted an arborist that said 10ft would preserve the roots.

Can anyone share if you've had experience with dying trees and rerouted plumbing?

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RE: Sewer line and oak trees

If the trench is within the drip line of the tree it well be cutting off roots.

You can kill even a large tree by driving a truck over the roots inside the drip line if you get near the trunk.

The problem is that a large tree (60+ years old) takes a LONG time to die from the injury.

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