Monkey Puzzle Tree Root system

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  1. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith Member

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    I have a mature Monkey Puzzle Tree in my garden, perhaps 100 years old at a guess.
    I want to extend my house to within one metre of its trunk and I need to find out about its rooting system. There are no building regulations to worry about only the health of the tree. Any suggestions?

    Currently it is a very big tree for the size of garden and I may have to fell it but I would much rather keep it if at all possible.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Sound likely to kill it, I'm afraid. Seek the advice of an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist or two, who can come and view the site in person.
     

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