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Old 02-24-2011, 10:28 AM
AndreaLapointe AndreaLapointe is offline
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White Cedar root damage to concrete foundation

Does anybody have any documentation on root damage from a mature white cedar hedge. The neighbor's poorly maintained hedge may have caused the garage foundation to crack and crumble. Is that possible?
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:30 PM
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White cedar is generally shallow rooted and has a moderate rating for root damage potential. Any pictures?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:13 PM
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Pictures of white cedar root damage

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:42 PM
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IMO, those roots (painted orange) aren't big enough to damage a foundation.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:54 PM
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Here is a picture that shows the height of the trees. The trees run the entire length of the lot. We talking about many roots, and not just the root system of a single tree.
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