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Reducing tree root infusion in septic systems

Find out which trees cause more trouble than others when it comes to disrupting drains and pipes on your property

Radio interview source: Dr. Susan Day, urban foresty expert, Virginia Tech










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Trees are a beautiful addition to any acreage, providing shade and beauty to your property, but they can do some real damage underground. If a tree is planted too close to your septic drain line, it can actually move the pipes and cause major problems. Trees can also disrupt lines in the leach field. Certain trees cause more septic problems than others, but which ones? Find out on today's show.

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