Are Magnolia Tree Root Systems Invasive to Home Foundations?

Magnolia trees have a rooting system that is very unique. The roots are very long and do not branch out like other trees. These long, thick roots usually stay withing one foot of the earth's surface, making them a top rooting plant. These roots may damage housing foundations, driveways and sidewalks.

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Living in Southern California, Shayne Ochoa has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have included topics on education, child development and gardening. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from California Baptist University in Riverside.