The roots from the town tree have clogged our sewer line why is this?

Tree roots are usually located within the top 30” of soil where air, water and other natural nutrients are readily available. Older sewer lines of clay or cast iron pipe will sag or fail at joints allowing nutrient rich waste water to leak. The moisture from this leak will attract the roots down and into the pipes seeking moisture and ultimately clogging the pipe. Engineering studies have proven that the sewer line failed before the roots became a problem.

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1. How do I know what trees are town trees?
2. Can I trim a town tree?
3. I am building a new home or adding a large addition can I remove the town tree and pay for new ones?
4. Currently there are no town trees on my property can I have new ones planted?
5. The tree in front of my house is leaning I’m afraid it will fall. Can it be removed?
6. There is a brook on my property and the trees on the sides of the brook need to be trimmed will Shade Tree trim those trees?
7. Do I need a permit to trim or remove trees on my property?
8. Can I trim the branches from my neighbor’s trees that are over hanging my property?
9. There is a greenish fungus on the town tree will it hurt the tree?
10. I want to expand my driveway but the town tree is in the way. Can I remove the town tree?
11. The roots from the town tree have clogged our sewer line why is this?