by Victoria Ottenberg
(Land O Lakes, pasco county, Florida)
Tree in a Field
hi there! We live in Florida, zone 9, I believe. We are landscaping our front yard and looking for an option with regards to a tree or large shrub. Our Septic tank/drain field is in our front yard, takes up most of it but we have marked off only the areas that are not directly over this for planting. We need something quite full in the front, off the corner of the house. Problem is - we need to know WHAT we can consider with VERY LITTLE root structure so that it does not grow into the septic and destroy/crush/intrude upon the tanks.
We are considering a screw pine and a Dogwood tree so far. Might you have ANY suggestions for us?