Canadian Hemlock root system
Hi all -
My elderly father has two beautiful Canadian hemlocks on both ends of his house, within 5 feet of the exterior. They are approximately 12 years old.
He's thinking of removing them because of concerns that the root systems are invading the water/sewer lines. He has no proof that this is happening, but it's more for preventative measures.
Is this conifer known to cause problems? My knowledge is that they are rather shallow rooted, but hey, I'm no expert!
Thanks in advance to your help!