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cutnitclose
03-18-2004, 04:27 PM
Can anybody tell me how big and thick the roots get on a river berch and a dense yew.....Thanx....

KenH
03-18-2004, 05:07 PM
Its hard to say...the river birch will have alot of near the surface roots, while the yew will have a monster main tap root. Alot depends on growing conditions, such as soil type, available water, etc.

cutnitclose
03-18-2004, 05:45 PM
Both are huge and close to the house, that's what I'm worried about... They were at the house when we bougth it and have been here a long time, but I got afraid one or the other may try to grow into my foundation.. They are planted next to the garage which is a slab........

KenH
03-18-2004, 05:56 PM
Id be more concerned with the yew than I would the birch.

cutnitclose
03-18-2004, 06:57 PM
I think I'm going to pull them out, I hate to lose my birch though It really sets my house off....

KenH
03-18-2004, 09:02 PM
Birches are pretty shallow. I would leave the birch and nix the yew. Can you dig around the foundation to see where/if there are any roots from the birch going that way???

cutnitclose
03-18-2004, 09:24 PM
I think that what I'll do...... Thanx..... Kyle D.