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Palm Tree Too Close to House

July 06, 2011

I see this every day. Well, maybe not to this extreme. But all over this valley. Landscapers and homeowners do not seem to think too far into the future as to what the cute little tree or palm is going to grow up to be. Five to seven years later the palm tree pictured here is actually is destroying this nearby block wall.

I have seen palm trees push the side of buildings in, and take block walls over twenty feet long and push them so that they are leaning over three feet out of place. The recommendation here is - think ahead. What is the planting going to look like years later and do not plant so close to walls and buildings.

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