I am looking for a red fall foliage maple, dense shade, longest lasting foliage, and least invasive root system.  I planted a mystery maple 30 years ago in the backyard and the roots extend at least 40 feet to opposite/caddy corner AROUND the house. It has withstood EF 5, EF 1, 3 ice storms and many high winds. I live in Moore.  The Bradford pears bit the dust 3 times and have lost my fruitless Mulberry to disease. I loved the way my Bradfords were the first to bloom and the last to loose their leaves.  However, I have 5 ft tree trunks now and no shade on the front/west side of house. I need shade. I have shade grass planted that will die now but can be replaced. The shade on the house is more important than the type of grass under the tree.
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You might want to consider Western Vine Maple, th roots are shallow, and are usually no more than 4.5 to 5' in debth.
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