Olive Trees
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Standard olive tree

Zone Liverpool England uk | Lizzie added on June 17, 2016 | Answered

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

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 18, 2016

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/olive/olive-tree-care-information.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/trees-with-invasive-roots.htm

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