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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Dogwoods in the doghouse! Reply with quote

Hi, I have a 8 yr old garden - planted mixed hedge one side with the majority of it being dogwood (Cornus?) red and green - have really bad percolation drainage and have discovered we have underground stream (hence the dry riverbed soil that turns to dust in the tunnel) however I digress -

back to the hedge was recently told that Dogwood roots are really bad for binding up the soil and affecting the natural flow off the land and I should remove them all! - bit rash - they grow quiet happily but seriously does anyone know about root systems and how they affect/effect the soil and land drainage etc.......

Any info greatly appreciated Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can block drains but I have not heard of them block natural runoff
Farm Tile Drains and Tree Roots
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/info_tiledrains.htm

Dogwoods
http://www.skh.com/NurseryPdf/dogwoods.pdf
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