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I have a queen palm planted 2 ' from my home (planted 10 years ago). The house has a concrete slab. The gardner says that the queen palm roots won't afect the foundation. Is this right?
 

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I have a queen palm planted 2 ' from my home (planted 10 years ago). The house has a concrete slab. The gardner says that the queen palm roots won't afect the foundation. Is this right?
I live in canada. and anything planted that close here, almost always manages to start cracking and eventually leaks. I also belive that any wall climbers on the outside of a house are bad news.
 

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Palm trees have many small roots that grow around things. They do not exert the pressure from growth that other trees do when their roots expand in diameter.
You're ok.
 

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Your fine as far as the root damage, but Queen palms have a span of 20 to 30 feet. You said 2' from the house? Hopefully they installed one over the roof line.
 

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I agree with BlackWater any tree that close to the house is too close.Should not have been planted there because of size if not because of roots.
 
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