The first owner did great landscaping but some things have died.
I've planted some stuff myself, but I really like it when trees grow on their own.
One tulip tree is about 40 feet tall now, at the edge of the property.
And a second tulip tree has reached 8 feet in only 3 years. It will be a good replacement for a pine tree nearby which grew funny and has had most of its limbs broken off by snow. and is probably going to die. .
And a third tree has started growning, also about 3 years ago. This maple is only 3 or 4 feet tall now, but the problem is, maybe, that it's only 3 feet from the house, from the front corner of the house.
Is this maple tree a problem? For the foundation maybe, which is cinder block, about 6 feet below grade, and which so far doesn't leak at all.** The sump pump is in that corner, but the two 4" corrugated perforated black plastic pipes that feed it come in 3 or 4 feet from the corner, so I'm not sure if there is any drain pipe outside buried at the corner itself or within 3 feet of it. And if there were, I don't know if that would be a problem. Would the maple tree roots head for the perforated plastic drain pipe? It's about a foot below the basement floor, so it's about 7 feet below ground
Thanks a lot for any help on this.
** (Even though the house has settled a little and there is one one-foot crack in the sheet rock in my bedroom, between the bedroom door and the bathroom door.) .