Water-Loving Tree Between a Driveway and a Septic Leach Field
Newbie here. Please be gentle. We just moved into a new house that has 2 acres and very little in the way of plantings. I suspect, I'll be asking lots of questions as we try to make the yard look a bit better. OK, the question:
We have this one area in the front yard with a bit of a dip that stays a bit damp. We would love to plant a tree there. The problem is that the area is about 10 feet from the driveway and 30-35 feet from the septic leach field. I don't want the roots from the tree to do damage to either.
Any suggestions for a tree with deep rather than wide ranging surface roots that could stand the extra moisture? I'd love a magnolia, but I don't know much about their root spread up here in the midwest (where they grow smaller than my home of TN). Or should I just make a nice feature garden there?