I wrote a post–well several–about the River Birch ‘Heritage’ in my front beds. Well along the way and all the while bragging on this tree, it never occured to me that someone might question my sanity. This tree will get huge. It has a potential of 30ish + feet.
On a previous post, someone questioned my decision and said the roots of this tree will damage and invade my foundation. They told me I should have done more research on what to put here.
She just didn’t know me—I did my research. I looked here: HERE and discovered what would work for this area. I may have to trim the top of this birch but it will never invade my foundation. It has a fibrous shallow root system and upon further research—I discovered this variety of roots will turn away from a solid foundation such as mine.
So just to clear things up—see this link: HERE This tree is approved for areas around sidewalks and parking lots.
The area where it is growing stays damp and can be flooded. There is a french drain running below it for those times that area does flood. I redirected the water to the back of the house.
Here is the original post where the lady questioned my senses if you care to read that post: