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Hello, I planted my Dart's Snake about 3 years ago in the middle of my garden. It's about 3 metres from my house and I was just wondering if this is too close and will the roots cause a problem. I didn't realise it would grow so big!

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd August 2010 11:00

Re: Dart's Snake - too near house

Reply from Katy Elton

Hi Sarah,

Very difficult to know if this will cause any problems – the chances of subsidence will depend on your soil type, and type of foundations your house has. Damage to drains is also possible, but again the likelihood of this depends on the age and condition of the drains.

In most cases there tends not to be a problem, but it’s difficult to be sure! It might be useful for your peace of mind to seek advice from an arborist and/ or a building surveyor. At least this way if there is likely to be a problem you will identify it before it’s too late and has the chance to prove very costly.

Hope this helps! Let us know how you get on.

  • Posted: Tue. 24th August 2010 15:35