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20 Trees That Can Be Planted Near the Sewer Pipes

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If you are planning to plant trees around your yard, make sure the roots of the trees won’t intrude your pipes. You must consider if it is a small and a slow-growing tree. If you are thinking onto what kind of trees are these then you are reading the right article. Below are some examples of the suggested trees for planting near sewer pipes with their descriptions.


  1. Amur Maple – A multi-stemmed tree also is known as acer ginnala that has a great resistance to urban conditions. Fully grown at 20 – 25 feet tall with a rounded to spreading shape. Leaves comes in yellow, red and purple.
  1. Paperbark Maple – A slow growing tree also is known as acer griseum . It has a maximum height of 25 feet.Fall leaf colours are orange, red and yellow.
  1. Japanese Maple – This is also known as acer palmatum. It is advisable to plant this near pipes as it grows slow. The leaves of this tree are available in red or green with various forms. It needs a good drainage and protection from the western sun.
  1. Serviceberry – Serviceberry is a slow growing tree and also known as amelanchier spp.
  1. European Hornbeam – It’s botanical name is carpinus betulus. It grows up to 35 feet with a triangular canopy form.
  1. Eastern Redbud – This is a small, vase-shaped tree also known as cercis canadensis.
  1. Fringetree – This kind of tree is typically grown for a dashing flower exhibit in spring. It’s botanical name is chionanthus spp.
  1. Flowering Dogwood – Also known as cornus florida. It blooms in early spring.This is quite particular when it comes to growing conditions.
  1. Kousa Dogwood – Has a red fall foliage colour with a botanical name of cornus kousa. It blooms right after the foliage has spread out in the spring.
  1. Smoke Tree – This kind of tree grows up to 15-20 feet tall. Typically blooms within the months of June-July with a seed structure. It can tolerate drought. The botanical name of this tree is cotinus spp.
  1. Winter King Hawthorn – Crataegus Viridis is a vase-shaped canopy and is one of the best hawthorns.
  1. Ginkgo – Gingko Biloba is its botanical name. It has a unique leaf and branch form. This is also a pest-free tree.
  1. Thornless Honeylocust – A unique and mild leaf tree that has a smooth bark while young and more scaly when it matures. Exposed to a lot of diseases and insects when matures. This type of tree is advised to be replaced after 10-12 years. This tree is also known as gleditsia triacanthos vax inermis.
  1. Golden Raintree – Koelreuteria paniculata has a maximum height of 30 feet. Flowers tend to show up during the month of May and June. This is tolerant to urban conditions.
  1. Crapemyrtle – Lagerstroemia spp. can be exposed to winter injury.This is commonly developed as a multi-stem bush or tree that has an upright look.
  1. ‘Little Gem’ Magnolia – This is a slow-growing evergreen magnolia that can bear urban conditions with intense heat and dryness. It is also known as Magnolia grandiflora.
  1. Saucer Magnolia – Saucer magnolia or magnolia x soulangiana blooms early and most of the times damaged by the spring frosts.
  1. Crabapple – Malus spp. is a small tree that has a showy flower and fruit.  It is susceptible to diseases.
  1. Sourwood – This tree grows slowly but has a maximum height of 35 feet. An amazing small tree with flowers that bloom in summer. The botanical name of this tree is oxydendron arboreum.
  1. Carolina Cherry Laurel – Prunus caroliniana is a tree that has flowers which bloom during March-April. It is a short evergreen tree and a triangular to rounded canopy shape.