I have a hard maple tree that is planted 15-20 feet from house. It has a root that is about 3" diameter that is near/on the surface that is growing toward the house and is about 3-4 ft away. What can I do to stop this root from reaching the house and hurt the foundation? Can I cut the root through and not hurt the tree. The tree is higher than my 2 story Victorian house and provides needed shade on east side of house. Thank you for your help.
Iowa County Iowa