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Old 12-08-2009, 03:55 PM
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Default Beware the Mayten Tree

Be very, very careful if you choose to plant a Mayten tree. A root from our neighbor's 20-year-old Mayten, planted butt up against our utility runway, just crushed our house's waste line, to the tune of an $865 plumber's bill. The root was 6" in diameter and headed toward our foundation. We are sending her the bill.

Watch where you plant this very bad actor.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:02 PM
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Default mayten tree

The mayten tree (maytenus boaria) is very invasive. The tree here is 32 years old, with big roots that are lifting the sidewalk, and go to all ends of the yard. Some of the roots are on the other side of the house.

It is a city tree. I asked them to remove it 15-20 years ago and they wanted to charge me for that plus replace it! Now they can't wait to remove the tree as they are constantly having to repair the sidewalks. Some of the roots are quite large.

I'm looking forward to getting the wood, to cut and split for firewood.
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