Question: Fir roots
I would like to ask your experts for advice:
the roots of a fir tree planted in the garden too close to the perimeter walls of the house (about 1 m away), can in the long run create some problems?
Is it advisable to move it?
Thanking you in advance for your kind attention, I send you my best regards.
Fir roots: Answer
Thank you for contacting us regarding the question about the fir tree through the expert's section of "G Gardening.it".
The fir belongs to the family of Conifers therefore evergreen plants with leaves transformed into needles and example in the Abies pinsapo are silvery in color arranged on the whole circumference of the branches. This plant is generally well suited to all Italian soils as long as they are loose and well drained.
Fir trees reach high heights, even higher than 15 meters, with diameters of 3-6 meters. Therefore in addition to the problem of root development that could damage
the integrity of the perimeter wall, we have the problem that the plant has very little space available for a regular development of the crown. In this case it is advisable to replant the conifer in a position of at least 3-4 meters from the perimeter wall.