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Question: Spruce roots


I would like to ask your experts for advice:
the roots of a fir planted in the garden too close to the perimeter walls of the house (about 1 m away) can create problems in the long run?
Is it advisable to move it?
Thanking you in advance for your kind attention, I send you my best regards.
Mario

Spruce roots: Answer


Dear Mario,
Thank you for contacting us about the question on the fir tree through the "" expert's column.
The Fir belongs to the Conifer family therefore evergreen plants with leaves transformed into needles and an example in the Abies pinsapo are silvery colored arranged on the whole circumference of the branches. This plant is generally well suited to all Italian soils as long as they are loose and well drained.
The firs reach elevated heights, even higher than 15 meters, with diameters of 3-6 meters. Therefore in addition to the problem of root development that could damage
the integrity of the perimeter wall, we have the problem that the plant has very little space available for a regular development of the foliage. In this case it is advisable to replant the conifer in a position at least 3-4 meters from the perimeter wall.
Yours sincerely.