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Thanks…great work from the crew. APPRECIATED!! ”- Craig H.

The detriments of planting the wrong tree in your easement.

A tree-lined street with large oak trees creating a canopy over the roadway is a wonderful idea. However, planting the wrong tree in the easement causes damage to not only the tree but to your property as well. Roots growing in confined spaces leave sidewalks, curbs and water pipes broken and the trees in a precarious situation. Unfortunately, planting large trees in small easement spaces that are surrounded by concrete and sidewalks can ultimately mean failure for the tree and damage to surrounding property. Not to mention, trees planted in easements under power lines are destined to be butchered once the branches entangle the lines.

Without an adequate root system to support the tree, it’s simply unable to withstand heavy storms. In the most recent storm, we saw many trees fallen on cars along the street; most of these trees were planted on the easement and had little root structure to support them.

Remember that the easement is city property. There are restrictions for what you can and can’t plant in them, so be sure to familiarize yourself with your city’s easement restrictions. If you need help assessing the health of your easement tree, give us a call. Or, if you’d like to plant a new tree and want to make sure it’s planted properly in the right place, we can help!

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