The Root of Some Evil
“A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity.”
– Alexander Smith
When planting trees around your property and near your buildings, think in the long term. That small tree will eventually become big, maybe even really big. We get calls related to foundation problems and wall cracks caused by the roots of big trees which were placed too close to the building many years before. Tree roots can exert excessive pressure on the building foundation and walls and lead to structural damage, foundation movement, and water infiltration. Unfortunately, to prevent additional damage to the building the big beautiful tree that has been around for so long typically has to be removed.