Will Mountain Ash Be Appropriate Beside Boat Launch

Question From: COLORADO
Q: I'm thinking of planting a mountain ash beside my boat launch for shade and privacy. But, the soil is sandy and wind comes off the lake year round. Will it survive? Also, will the roots heave the paved boatblaunch?

A: There are three varieties of Mountain Ash. Korean, European, and American. To find how these trees do in your area visit an independent garden center that sells them in your area. Also check the website of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy