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By Yvo

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I have planted a ginkyo bioloba tree about12 feet from my house - could this cause subsidence in the future as I know these trees can get very tall eventually?



I think it is near enough to cause you to worry about it as it grows. I had to remove a tree at a similar distance when it got tall simply because I was anxious about subsidence. It sounds as though you could still move yours a bit farther away.

4 Aug, 2011


Have seen them grow within metres of temples in asia - they are shallow rooted and 12 foot away is fine from direct root damage. They like pretty damp conditions - though am not sure that they are that thirsty that they would cause soil to dry out and cause damage that way. The roots stay pretty close to the tree.

4 Aug, 2011


Though normally I'd say no tree within 45 feet of a house, I wouldn't worry about a Gingko, they're so slow growing that, unless you're under 40, by the time it is a problem you'll be long gone.

5 Aug, 2011

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