It seems like on almost every inspection report that some inspector complains that trees or some type of shrubbery is planted too close to the residence. I hear it all the time, that it looks so custom with a tree or some type of foliage close the house and the current owner sees no problem with the situation. These problems happen many times in the country areas but they can also happen where new trees are planted in newer subdivisions. Case in point: on this inspection I saw three trees that are currently an issue for the new buyer.
When these trees were near the house and the deck was built around the trees, I'm sure the owner thought it was a good idea. The trees would add an atmosphere of a country setting. Please believe the inspector, all it is going to do is add to the new owners expense of the removal process or an insurance policy that is unbelievable to pay.
You will notice, when the tree grows, the footings, piers, and decking will move and not in a good way for the house. I know you think inspectors are sometimes too picky about trees and shrubbery growing near a house but what we are trying to do is warn the new owner of the possibility of a problem.