What Type of Trees Can Be Planted Close to a House?

The best trees for planting close to a house are those that are small, or 30 feet in height or shorter, once they reach maturity. Small trees have smaller root structures and spreads and are less likely to damage foundations, driveways and sewer lines. Dogwoods, red buds and yellow woods are all small trees.

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