Need help with tree desion

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MRGreenstuff, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. MRGreenstuff

    MRGreenstuff LawnSite Member
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    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.:
  2. PlantSolutions

    PlantSolutions LawnSite Member
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    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.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.

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