Tree options for septic field - SC
I just bought a house with a chestnut treee planted practically on top of it in the back yard. It's SO beautiful, but after stepping smack dab on a thorny hull from hell last year and considering it's proximity to the house it's going away!
I don't want to take a tree out without replacing it with another. Here's the problem... my house has a septic tank in the back yard.
What are some tree options for a house with a septic tank? The yard is about 1 acre, but I want to be very careful with the drain field. I know willows and the like are out, as they'll just grow right up into the house :)
My only real concerns, other than septic safety, are that a) the new additions don't drop spiky landmine-like seed pods of doom, and b) they don't drop anything poisonous my doggie brood might eat!
I am researching to plant this fall... is that a good time to plant a new tree?
Any help you can offer would be great.