View Full Version : Need help with tree desion

04-02-2006, 04:49 PM
Hope averyone is as busy as I am!
I have a potential client that wants (2) trees planted in her front yard, That want grow extrremely tall and not have a evasive root system do to the proxsimity of the walkway and the house, all this was discussed over the phone i am going out monday to take a look. What would you knowledgable people suggest? The house is 2 story brick.:

04-02-2006, 11:17 PM
Depending on how much shade/sun...a few are lagerstromia, acer palmatum, cornus kousa, stewartia, magnolia virginiana, amelancier laevis. All have varieties thqt will not get over 20-25 feet. Depends on amount of sun and drainage.

04-04-2006, 01:43 AM
any tree you plant will have a somewhat large root system. the roots of tree go out 2-3 times the height of the tree. so a tree that is 20 feet tall can have roots 40-60 feet spreading out in a 360 degrees.