Standard olive tree
My standard olive tree is planted by my front door. I am now worried about the roots. Do you think I've planted it in the wrong place? It's been there for about five years now. Kind regards, Liz
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Olive Trees have a shallow root system, they are not know as an invasive tree, though you should never plant a tree within 10 feet of the home foundation.
The Olive Tree roots are known to surface and can be damaged easily by mechanical equipment.