Small Trees Grow

Small trees often seem to turn into larger ones. In the picture above, you can see these trees are safely away from the property and probably won't create any problems for nearby buildings.

When thinking about buying a house, consider the location and size of these trees. If any trees were planted within 15 feet of a house, over time some of them could cause structural damage.

The structural damage could be expensive to repair, especially if the tree roots damage the footings or foundation of the home.

You also have the possibility of the whole tree or branches falling on to the house, which could also damage the structure.

If there are trees planted within 5 feet of a building, find out how large these trees will become or how much it will cost you to remove them, if necessary.