Can main line drain cleaner kill a tree?
Ok... so, my house was having some really disgusting sewer problems where ... STUFF was backing up into the basement. I was pretty sure the main line plumbing from the house to the sewer was clogged up. The same thing happened Xmas Eve last year and my landlord had some plumbers come over to snake it out. One of the plumbers said that the next time this happened to get a main line cleaner and pour it down the drain. So... I did that this past Saturday and no more problems and no more STUFF coming back up the pipe.
Fast forward to tonight and I'm sitting on the front porch looking around. Our neighborhood has tree lawns by the road and the tree in front of our house is missing about 90% all of its leaves. The other trees in our neighborhood are consistently missing about 50% of their leaves. My wife chimed in... "You killed the tree, didn't you..." and I'm seriously wondering if I did. It's not a young tree at all, pretty well developed. But the amount of leaves missing is a rather huge anomaly and I'm really kind of sad. That tree's been a pretty big part of our life here and I am really, really hoping its a fluke and that it blooms again this spring.
So yeah, every tree is different... but can that stuff really do that much damage with a single use? Did I kill our tree?