How far can you plant fruit trees from a septic tank?
How far can you plant trees, specifically fruit trees, from a septic tank?
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Hi Pedro. You should plant as far away from the system as the tree will be when it's fully grown. For instance, if your tree will grow to be 25 feet tall, then plant the tree 25 feet away from your septic tank.
Ooh, that's a hard one! Depending on what type of tree you are planting will determine that. A general rule is 20-50 feet from the edge of the tank, depending on root system of the actual tree! I am not an expert though, only passing on 'word of mouth' wisdom from older generations in my family!
Yours is a really good question with a variety of answers. Basically , it depends on the fruit tree, is it dwarf, or not?
These references might help you:
Never plant close to the drain field of the septic tank. Locate those first. Tree roots will mess up the system.
Hello. I would not suggest it. We just lost a beautiful pink dogwood as it was too close to the septic system when we had some new drainfields installed.
roots + septic systems = bad.