Root Systems

Asked July 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

I am interested in planting an October Glory Maple in my yard. I live in a trailer park, small area but I need shade. will the roots go down or stay horizontal and grow under my trailer?

Charlevoix County Michigan

1 Response

Hello and thank you for your question. The October Glory Maple has a shallow root system which has the potential to buckle sidewalks and driveways. Although fast growing it is also large. This is probably not a good choice for your growing space.