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laburnum tree root damage?

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I've just removed some very well established ivy from a garden wall, only to find the wall seriously bowed and unstable and in need of taking down. The wall was very old (possibly pre-victorian, and made with lime mortar), but I'm presuming the ivy is the main culprit for the demise of the wall. There was also however a well established laburnum tree (which died a couple of years ago) planted right next to the wall (see pic), could the roots of that have done any damage? Are laburnum tree roots evasive?
many thanks for any info




Yes, they could. The trunk looks to be very close to the wall, so it will have put its roots right underneath it - any tree would have done the same though. And if the wall's that old, it might not have had decent footings anyway.

13 Jun, 2009

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