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The following statement is provided by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry:
The best protection for sidewalks is to plant the right tree in the right place. However, extra protection can be taken by installing root barriers at the time of planting. Root barriers guide roots downward and away from infrastructure and therefore may help prevent sidewalk damage and reduce sidewalk trip hazards. Root barriers are required by Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry for all planting sites less than 4 feet wide, and are recommended for all other street tree planting sites. Root barriers are panels or rolls of rigid plastic either 12" or 18" high and a few millimeters thick. The rolls are cut, or panels lock together, to achieve desired length, which is 6' long.
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Characteristics: In midsummer this tree produces beautiful fragrant white flowers that contrast nicely against the glossy green foliage.
In the fall, leaves are very showy, turning stunning shades of gold, crimson and red/purple.
Sourwood typically develops into a broadly conical tree with branches that droop toward their tips, giving it a graceful appearance.
Growing Conditions: This tree grows best in slightly acidic well-drained soils. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade although flowering and fall color are best in full sun.
Uses: A great medium size tree that grows at a slow rate. The nectar of the Sourwood blossoms attracts pollinators including honey bees; the honey produced is extremely aromatic with a distinctive rich honey flavor and is highly regarded by many.
Height: 25' - 30' at maturity
Width: 15' - 20' at maturity
Flowers: Creamy white flowers resembling 'lily of the valley' bloom midsummer.
Leaves: Deciduous; oblong - lanceolate Glossy green color in spring and summer, golden - purple in fall.
Bark: The bark of the mature Sourwood is gray to brown, with deep fissures and narrow, scaly ridges.