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sycamore roots


By Maxwell

United Kingdom Gb

There are 2 sycamore trees growing approx 10 feet from my house and they are now about 20 feet high, do I need to be concerned about the effect they are having on the foundations of my property?



I would seek the advice of a reputable tree surgeon. I have read plenty of times that trees should not be planted within 15mtrs from a building. This is obviously to do with root growth over the coming 80 years or so.

One of my books says "large trees such as Oak, Ash , Lime, Plane, Beech and Sycamore should not be planted close to new or small houses."
To be on the safe side find the ultimate height and plant it at least one and a half times this distance away from the building.

My other book says they grow to 100ft (30 mtrs). Makes a fine tree and is good for an exposed position.

I hope this helps.

5 Aug, 2008

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