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italian cypress roots

Posted by Martha Arias , Mar 25,2005,20:06       Forum

I live in a townhouse in Los Angeles County and I have an italian cypress growing in my front patio. It is about 20-25 feet tall. My Homeowner's Assossiation has told me to remove it because it is getting too big and is causing damage. However, they have not told me what kind of damage it is causing.
I don't see any problems from the branches above. I also don't see any damage to the cement that is about one foot away from it. Can you tell me what other problems it can cause? What kind of root system does it have? Are the roots typically problematic to plumbing? If they are just concerned about the size, can the tree be trimmed without causing harm to it?

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