I am building a small pond about 10x6. My question is i have a Japanese Maple that is growing in the area of my pond. Can I make a peninsula around i


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Welcome @Guy S. ! You could wrap the pond around the tree, if that's what you're asking. Kind of mimic the kidney shape of what you currently have with the tree in the concave part. It's usually easier to build the pond first and plant the tree later, but it's a pretty little tree - I can see why you'd want to save it!

Is it in the best location do you think? It isn't impossible to move a tree if you're careful about how you dig it up. Just a thought!
 

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welcome and I would not do that as all maples when the roots are kept damp will get aggresive roots and can also cause root rot after awhile
 
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Welcome to the forum! :)
 

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Welcome to our forum!

Can the pond extend further away from the tree? or is that the only place you can put it?
 
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Two things that I would worry about are 1) The roots of the tree eventually growing into your liner and either causing a leak or constricting the growth of the tree. 2) Japanese Maples do not tolerate wet soil, so if the pond overflow is not directed well away it will kill the tree.

Being that the tree is small, it might easily be relocated and offer up that area to make your pond larger, and the tree could be used as an accent nearby on higher ground. JMO
 
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Ah, then your just two hours south of me! Things are flooded up here, y’all will be getting lots of water soon. They say one of the damns here may break.
 
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If you decide to add fish, all you need to do is message me and make a road trip! I’ve got some water lillies as well.
 
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Water lillies I’m growing in a tank of guppies
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pond quality goldfish, mostly comets. I love the long flowing fins
 
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I live in Southwest Missouri...planted a Japanese maple by my pond and we've had a lot of rain this year ....as long as the soil drains good you'll be good...the leaves are the only thing that get me I spend a lot of time in the spring and fall cleaning leaves....I read that Japanese maple roots go two feet down and then start to Branch out so I put my tree on the shallow end of my pond...it's about 4' tall....been there for a couple years and no problems so far
 

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