Every year, I have folks asking me about trees — specifically, which ones to plant near their homes. The question is valid, because a lot of trees should absolutely not be planted near your house, no matter how pretty or “fast-growing” they are.
When looking to plant a tree near your home, consider its adult size. If it’s going to get big, then its roots are going to get big and they can be pretty unrelenting when they want to go somewhere. Avoid planting oaks, maples or pines.