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Are the roots of an Italian Cypress strong enough to crack my driveway?

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The roots will not be a problem. They do have rather tight root systems --most trees roots will extend about 1 1/2 times the width of the branches and since these trees are slender the roots do not extend out far. This is one tree that I would say will not give any problems.

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Jim Hyland

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I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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34 years as State Pest Management Chief in a Southern state. Extensive knowledge in Forestry.

BS with major in Forest Management and Entomology
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