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We recently replaced our driveway and it now within a foot of two 10 year old Linden trees. Are the trees too close to the driveway? Will the root system eventually break up the concrete?

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Regarding your question on your driveway situation, it is very possible that the 10 year old Linden trees one foot from the newly poured cement could buckle your driveway.  The Linden trees are considered large shade trees which with some time can grow to 40 – 50’ tall and 30 -40’ wide.  I have seen Linden planted in 4’ park strips that have buckled the sidewalk because of the root expansion as the trees grow. 

Posted on 1 Oct 2007

Jaydee Gunnell
Master Gardner and Horticulture Agent, Davis County

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