Black Locust Roots

by Ken Michaelis
(St. Louisville, Ohio- USA)

Is there a major problem with black locust roots compromising a leech bed? If so, how safely can you plant a grove of black locust trees without causing major problems with the leech bed?



I am not an expert on septic tanks and leech fields, but I can tell you that I don't think planting trees in the leech field is a good idea. Anything with a large root system could potentially cause problems, depending on how your system is configured.

On another note, I don't recommend planting black locust in any setting. It is a highly invasive, aggresive species that will take over the landscape. I spent over 3 years trying to eradicate if from highway corridors in the State of Maine. I can tell you from experience, once you plant it, it will be very difficult to control.

I hope this helps!

-Firewood Matt

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Oct 29, 2015
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by: Dolores H. Justice

I cannot guarantee you that you will get rid of locust roots problem with my technique. So, I would like to take more time with it and suggest you later. Better you login to to know some tricks and tips who are in the same business from a very long time.

Jul 28, 2015
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by: Louis

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding the safe planting of a grove of black locust trees. I think it is the best way to avoid causing many problems with the leech bed. So I am going to try this method. hawaii tech support

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