‘Should a Banana Tree Grow Near My Septic Tank?’

Here’s a question from our 6/22/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.


Jason from Alabama says, “Should there be a plant/shrub growing over my septic tank? Just moved and there is a banana tree growing over my tank. It makes me a little nervous. I am thinking I need to cut it down and remove the root balls. Your thoughts?”

We tell Jason plants should never be planted over a septic tank. They are programmed to find water and this could be problematic if the roots find the leach field.

Listen above for the segment!

Read the blog from the June 22 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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