Container Gardens/trees by pool


sbarizona wrote at 2013-08-19 17:39:01
You are incorrect as this tree will drop so much debris all year long that it will kill a pool pump. Also, the roots are so invasive that they will crack not only the deck but the actual structure of the pool itself. Even the foundation of my house as it has in my case. Cutting the tree and grinding the stump does nothing as shoots will sprout up anyplace where roots are close to the surface.  

farmgirl72 wrote at 2016-12-13 00:12:21
Keep Sissoo trees far, far from a pool.  Preferably, don't plant one at all.  The roots are exceedingly invasive, far more invasive than the tree canopy.  This type of tree is from the Australian desert and its roots are designed to find water.  It will invade and damage your pool.  I wouldn't even put one 20 feet away.  It will lift cinderblock fencing, sidewalks, etc. in a matter of a few years.

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