Tree for near pond?
Hi, I know this must have been discussed before but can’t find any links. I’d like to plant a small tree to block the view of our neighbours opposite, but the only available space is on top of a small decorative mound around 1m from our (liner) pond. I was originally thinking of a Betula Jacquemontii Trinity College as it seems to have the right proportions and a nice light canopy, but Googling has frightened me out of birches near ponds due to their aggressive root systems. I’m now considering a tree-shaped sorbus, e.g. Pink Pagoda. Has anyone successfully grown a small tree (to 4-7m tall) this close to a pond without the roots puncturing the liner, and can recommend one? Unfortunately my garden is too exposed for Japanese Acers to thrive.