Understanding the factors involved in tree damage to buildings, including soil type and depth of foundations, will help both tree and house owners determine what action to take and when to get … I have a bunch of Alexandra and golden Cain palm trees planted roughly 40-50cm from the fence. Planting too close to the house. Planting new trees too close to a house is a common mistake. Others are just large weeds that will cost a small fortune to get rid of. As trees mature they will grow 20 to 30 times larger, so it's easy to imagine the damage to structures and … Performing best in full sun, a Christmas palm tree can tolerate partial shade. Mistake 1: Planting too deep. Sometimes a tree on one person’s property has roots that extend so far that they damage a fence on the adjacent property. … If the roots are exposed, then the palm was planted to high. Some species of plam tree produce dates or fruit, that either attract annoying wildlife (screeching bats) or create a mess around the pool or in the pool (clogging filter systems). New trees that seem to be planted a safe distance from the house end up right "on top" of your home. Mistake 2: Planting too high. Deciduous trees Planting trees near your home gives you an attractive display and lower cooling costs, thanks to their ability to conserve energy by providing shade. Blocked drains and lifted paving may also be a problem. If planted too close, the expanding trunk and roots of a palm tree will lift pavers and have been known to damage retaining walls. Many landscapers will come remove it, plant a new one (if you want) and give you money too. However, all trees may not satisfy your needs through their lifetime, hence, avoid planting the above-mentioned trees in your backyard. Plant care. Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. 4. Most trees growing near buildings cause no damage. If that has happened, your neighbor could be required to remove the tree. Planting palm trees in L.A. ... Leave leaf litter on the ground, spread mulch, or plant shade-loving natives to decorate the base of your tree. This beautiful, easy-care palm works almost anywhere as an accent plant for any size yard...even close to the house or by the pool. Depending on the type, some older palms are worth a small fortune. But in some cases, subsidence and structural damage can be linked to tree roots. But too much shade causes the trunks to grow skinny and the fronds thin. I think tha tpalm tree roots go mostly down. Cheers Jason However, large trees planted too close to a house can interfere with overhead and underground utility lines, and they may fall over in bad weather. The palm should always be planted so that the top of the root-shoot interface is about one inch below the surface of the soil. 6. Planting trees around the house is beneficial because they provide shade, decrease the air temperature by almost 20 degrees, filter the air by reducing dust, and reduce the rate of evaporation. You can sell it. Fertilize with granular palm fertilizer during spring, summer and autumn...at least one application per season. Would like to know if anyone else has had trees this size close to their house die and what I can now expect with my rear slab ie. I just wanted to get a 2nd opinion before they get too big. I was wondering if that was too close, when we bought them the people who sold us the palms said they could go right against the fence without any drama. Naturally a solitary-trunk palm, it's most often seen with two, three or even four palms planted together to make a multi-trunk specimen. Planting too deep might result in water stress, nutrient deficiency and eventually death of the palm. Peat moss to the hole when you plant in water stress, nutrient deficiency eventually. 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