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You can it just wouldn't be very wise. Depending on what you septic is made of and how strong whatever it's made of is, you can plant one near it. If it is made of a softer metal or concrete DONT!!!!! If it's made of a strong, non-porus metal you can because then the roots can't take hold.

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