- Jul 18, 2017
Trees with tap roots not too bad, but trees where the roots grow outwards or along the surface are a big problem. If next to a drive way they will crack gthe the drive. Terrible removing that type of tree as you need to lift the drive and make sure all the roots are removed otherwise the tree grows again.Damage to the foundations is a worry, some trees aren’t as bad as others. This ones strange. Look at the massive girth of the trunk and look at the low wall in front of it, just a small crack in top. 35 years ago it was a twig!
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I imagine it has a tap root which goes straight down.
Edit... Just looked it up, not a tap root but they ar3 shallow and don’t cause the damage that some trees do.