[–] SarahTheGreen 4 points (+4|-0)

Just so long as the trees are native. :)

The other way of doing this is to build the house around the tree. I know that with construction sites if they're not careful they can compress roots too much and kill the tree. On the other hand, my family used to drive past a house where the garage was built with a hole in the middle of the roof for a tree that had already been there. It did eventually get cut down. I'm not sure how they managed the construction of that but it was a smaller job so maybe no heavy equipment on that side of the site.

I'm tempted to say something snarky about new money having to plant their trees instead of inheriting them, but those houses are all modern anyway.