Day 5 in the Benton Rehab Roof Project uncovered some interesting hidden gems in the roof system. In the photos below you can view the extensive tree Stump and Root Ball that started out as a sapling years ago and was left to its own accord.
|Benton Rehab Tree Root Experiment-How Far Did the Roots Grow when left unattended?|
|Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years. Benton Rehab Roof Project|
Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years.
Note Added May 1st 2013- I found a tree root growing down into this section of wall yesterday. I believe the tree root started this crack in the wall long ago and as the Invasive Tree Root grew it widened the crack in the wall. When we replace this section of the wall. We will find out more. Stay Tuned for further updates.
This last photo was included to show the before tuckpointing the parapet wall. [And the saplings that are attempting to gain a foothold] Required step before installing the new roof system of: Bar Joists, Pan Decking, and Concrete Topping.
Photos added May 1, 2013
Additional Tree Root Photos and the Damage They Caused
|We traced the Invasive Tree Root for another 10 Feet and found the tree root had followed the top course of Masonry alongside the Parapet Wall.|
I did not actually measure the Tree Root and am going to venture to say the Invasive Tree Root had grown to a distance of 15-20 feet in length and followed the top course of brick alongside the Parapet Wall.
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