Susceptible Trees

Types of Trees Responsible
Various species of trees have different water requirements. Trees that have high water demand characteristics have root systems capable of following water vapor escaping from leaking pipes and will exploit the source inside the pipe.

Top 6 Species
The top 6 species of trees to exploit the moisture inside sewer pipes are listed in order below:
  1. Poplar
  2. Willow
  3. Elm
  4. Ash
  5. Birch
  6. Sycamore
Trees Commonly Associated With Sewer Root Issues
Other trees and woody shrubs commonly associated with sewer root problems are:
  • Apple
  • Chokecherry
  • Cottonwood
  • Lilac Honeysuckle
  • Maple
  • Pear
  • Russian Olive