Forum Title: How to prevent tree roots from growing into sewer lines?
How to prevent tree roots from growing into sewer lines?
Category: Bathtub Liners Post By: Bob Jacob (Clayton, WI), 12/23/2016

"It is quite natural for tree roots to grow into your sewer lines as water flows through the waste water pipes continuously. They make their way into the pipe through a crack or loose joint. Once they find their way insid, they will continue to grow jamming the cross section. There are several ways to prevent tress t roots from growing near sewer lines. You can spread slow-release chemicals, such as copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide near the sewer line to inhibit growth in the area. Metal or wood barriers are inserted 6 to 12 inches deeper than the pipe to stop roots from reaching it. Do not plant trees with hard roots near sewer lines; or plant slow growing ones with small root balls."

- Ted Marley (Sacramento, CA), 03/01/2017

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