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clay_tucson

Chilean Mesquite Planting-distance from house

12 years ago

Hello Forum, Thanks in advance for all your help. I purchased a Thornless Chilean Mesquite today from Mesquite Valley Growers in Tucson, and I'm excited to plant it. It's going to provide some MUCH needed shade since the afternoon/evening sun sets directly into my back porch.

Quick question. How far away should I plant this mesquite tree away from the foundation of my house? I have the perfect spot picked out which is about 16 feet away from my house but only 9 feet from the edge of my cemented/covered back patio. I'm concern with long-term root growth affecting the foundation of the patio or house. My home was built in 2007 and was built on a post-tension slab. Again, ANY insight would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU

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