I have a beautfiul pussy willow tree next to my house and front porch that has grown too big.  I love it but will the roots damage my foundation or get into pipes?  I have taken shoots from the tree to start roots indoors.  Do I have to cut it down or can I just cut it back to about 6 inches from the ground and wait for new shoots to grow?  This way could I train it to be a more garden friendly weeper?
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This is going to be a very hard decision for you.  They are not supposed to be planted 50 feet from house, foundations, walls, septic, drain fields, cell pool, pipes in or out.  They can cause $$$$ damage to your house foundation and seek water.  They can wrap around your pipes and cause a lot of damage.  No tree should be that close to your home.  You have to decide.  They are soft wood and draw a lot of bugs.
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