Climber roots ?

David Keane asked 6 years ago

I’ve a wooden arbour in the garden (which has good soil throughout) and there are some mature climbers on it: honeysuckle, clematis & jasmine which get trimmed every year.There was also a mature sycamore beside the arbour which was cut down last November and the trunk poisoned to kill it off.A sewer line about 4.5metres away from these plants was inspected recently and there are some roots showing at a depth of 1 metre down. I’d be much obliged if you’d offer and opinion as to the likelihood these belong to any of the climbers ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is unlikely that the climbers you mention are rooted to that depth…. the roots probably belonged to the sycamore.

Finding roots at depth is not to say they are in the sewer, it is very unusual for roots to penetrate a sewer as the sewer gas kills roots. 

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