My neighbour is worried about a Spruce Tree
My neighbour is worried about a Spruce Tree (Picea spp.) in her small front garden which is only 20ft x 10ft. The tree was planted by a previous owner as an ornamental planting. It is now 20ft high. She is worried that it will grow to a typical height of 35-55m with the roots damaging the main drain that runs under her front garden serving another 10 properties. All the neighbours feel that an ornamental tree would be more appropriate but the council slapped a tree preservation order on the tree in 2005. Can you confirm that this tree is the type that could get much larger and what is the likelyhood of the roots doing damage to her property and the drains. I am basically gathering information to convince the council that she should be allowed to replace the tree with something more appropriate. Your thoughts and comments would be most helpful.
On plant Picea
- 25 Nov, 2010