Sugar maple and red maple—the most common large maples—are not considered to have invasive roots. They have moderate root growth and are safe as long as they’re planted thirty or more feet from any structures.

Which trees have the most invasive roots?

7 trees and plants with the most invasive roots

  1. Silver maple tree. crystaltmcGetty Images. …
  2. Southern magnolia. ZlataMarkaGetty Images. …
  3. Willow trees. japatinoGetty Images. …
  4. Hybrid poplar trees. by RuheyGetty Images. …
  5. Mint. …
  6. Sycamore trees. …
  7. 7. Japanese knotweed.