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
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.