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Tree roots don’t like wet feet

Tree roots in pipes don't like to be in water all the time. Fine tree roots grow through the top of the pipe joints and then down into the water flow. In permanently water charged ground, tree roots rarely appear in the sewer because they don't like to be continually immersed in water.

Why trees choose sewer over stormwater pipes.

Trees are more likely to grow into sewer pipes than stormwater pipes. Every day we use our plumbing sending that water and fertiliser combination along the pipeline for the trees and their root systems to drink their fill. BUT, stormwater pipes only carry water when it rains, which in this country is fairly unreliable. If I was a tree and...