Mango tree over flat roof

Old 03-21-22, 06:31 PM
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Mango tree over flat roof

I bought a renovated house 9 months ago. Part of the tree is over my renovated flat roof. Small mangoes and branches have fallen on the roof since 1 month, and they become rotten and change the color of the roof. I removed the mangoes and branches, and used a broom, and now, part of the roof is black because of the rotten branches.

My plan is to cut the big branch of the tree with a pole saw so this will stop these falls. Is that a good plan?
Is it OK to leave a small part of the roof blackened by these vegetal debris? Or do I need to do something?
This is my first owned house so I have no experience.
Is there some maintenance to be done on such a flat roof? If yes, after how many years?
I forgot to take pictures after removal of vegetal debris.


Last edited by PJmax; 03-21-22 at 08:37 PM. Reason: added pics from link
Old 03-22-22, 04:53 AM
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The blackening is only cosmetic so you can leave it if you want. Broom cleaning the roof will get rid of most of the organic matter that causes the staining. Then sun and weather will slowly bleach it away. You can hasten the process with more thorough cleaning or bleaching... but it's work and I'm too lazy to do it for some place that can't be seen.

I had a house in Central America with a papaya and a mango growing over the house. The neighbor ran a bodega so I made a deal for his young son to regularly remove all the fruit and debris from my roof. They got to keep the good fruit to sell in the store.

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