Earl DuPriestAsset Management Program ManagerCharleston Water System103 St. Philip Street | Charleston, SC 29403Tel: 843-727-7202Mob: 843-214-4310E: email@example.com
I suggest checking with IKT in Germany. They have done some good work on root intrusion. https://www.ikt-online.org/blog/international-research-project-ikt-tests-passive-root-protection-measures-in-a-globally-unique-experimental-setup/Contact the project managerMirko Salomon, M.Sc.Project Managertel.: 0209 17806-25e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks,
Thanks everyone,I've been looking for this thread for a couple of days, I knew I'd posted it.The information has been very interesting (particularly the use of stabilised sand, thanks Lavleen). I must admit to a bit of surprise that the use of pool salt didn't kill the tree.Part of the issue I guess is getting people from other branches of this organisation to take the issue seriously (e.g. we had a water main burst, wanted to cut some tree roots so we could repair it and the parks section asked us why we installed under a tree in the first place. The water main had been there for a very long time).We do have issues with intrusive species (e.g. Camphor Laurels, Jacarandas) so I doubt we'll be able to stop them being installed, but at least maybe we can think about how we treat them.
Thanks for your help
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