View Full Version : On a slope near a foundation

04-11-2008, 08:37 PM
Anyone know a good tree under 12 feet fully mature that will not erode from a slope and wont damage foundation by being approximately 3 feet from a very nice stone patio and 3 feet on the other side a wood privacy fence.

The customer was mentioning Arborvitaes... will this evergreen damage foundation and would it be safe to plant on a slope of course digging down deep enough?

I was thinking of a Patio Peach but any ideas are welcome....

Then would Phlox be a good recommendation to plant o na slope to contain some water heard it before not sure if it actually works?


04-11-2008, 10:40 PM
Arbs generally have small root balls, even mature. That's what comes to mind off the top of my head, its a tough space though for such a small rooting area...

04-11-2008, 11:31 PM
the thing that sucks about it is not only to worry about foundation(root bowls) but alot of water will drain because they will be planted on a somewhat steep slope

04-12-2008, 04:10 PM
If you are talking about the upright phlox that can spread quite a bit which would be good for erosion control. The more roots you have in the soil the more likely it is to stay in place.