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  • In your area what are worst roots!!!!

    I'm guessing junipers here N. Ca. But, I'm not a drainster!
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

  • #2
    Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

    out here ficus are king.

    it's the most common city parkway tree. they lift sidewalks and invade sewers.

    here's a block of ficus as "mickey" is checking them out

    rick.

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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 10-04-2008, 11:36 AM. Reason: jack = mickey
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

      Massive beautiful trees!!!! How has Your planting program worked out!
      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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      • #4
        Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

        5 years ago when We bought our home , Junipers were every where! Iripped them out in the 1st month! SEWERS AND RATS LOVE THEM!!
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #5
          Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          out here ficus are king.

          it's the most common city parkway tree. they lift sidewalks and invade sewers.

          here's a block of ficus as "jack" is checking them out

          rick.


          Jack? It looks like Mickey to me.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
            Jack? It looks like Mickey to me.

            Mark
            it's bad enough to quote me and make me look bad

            but to call and tell joey and rub it in is not nice

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

              Is this the antenna ball you're looking for?

              Mark
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              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
                Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                Maples, Weeping Willows and Locust Trees are the most aggressive when near a sewer lateral

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                • #9
                  Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                  ficus, mango, mahogany, kapok, baobob, rubber, breadfruit, tan tan (like a mesquite). frangipani, and ginger thomas. that's the most common, in no particular order.

                  steve
                  In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                    Maples, weeping willow and, Not sure of the name but the conifer shrubs planted right next to the home. Here as I'm sure with most areas, cast Iron changes over to clay or whatever at approx 10' outside the foundation and this area is often a weak point that the conifer shrubs love.
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                    • #11
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                      OH YEAH!
                      I forgot all about the cussed River Birch
                      INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                      Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                      • #12
                        Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                        The dreaded TP tree

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                        • #13
                          Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                          Ficus
                          Chinese Elm
                          Magnolia

                          There's a street here that's referred to as "Ficus Row". Every home has one in the parkway. You can stand on the corner, look down the sidewalk and it resembles a roller coaster track.
                          Last edited by Twicepipes; 10-04-2008, 02:26 PM.

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                          • #14
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                            Florida landscape law requires the largest and heaviest trees to be placed either on top of clean-outs or on top of piping in the weakest of soil.
                            Last edited by myakka; 10-04-2008, 09:26 PM. Reason: Does anyone really believe there is "Landscape Law"?

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                            • #15
                              Re: In your area what are worst roots!!!!

                              For real, palm trees near drain lines are like money in the bank. One way or another those roots are going to move or invade the pipe.
                              Mike

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