Re: Tree Pushing on Foundation & Overgrowth
Any tree that is pushing on the foundation/structure of the house needs to go. You can't just trim roots, they will only grow back, and depending on the size and quantity of root you cut, you will damage or kill the tree anyway.
Take the tree down and plant other trees to replace it, but keep the trees at least the distance of their mature canopy away from the house. The root ball of all trees is equal to approximately their canopy diameter, so as long as the canopy does not reach over the house, you should be ok. There are exceptions to that, such as with a mulberry tree, which should be avoided at all costs! A mulberry is a very invasive and destructive beast.
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