Deck around Fig Tree
We have a lovely fig tree about 10 feet from our house. It needs a little light maintenance to keep it from brushing the house, but for the most part it keeps to itself and there's no sign of root intrusion into the basement. It's a great shade tree and super prolific in late summer.
The problem is that it intrudes on our deck and makes it half unusable. The deck needs replacement so we are considering options.
One option is to drop the deck down around the fig tree so we're well under the canopy. It would allow the deck to flow into the landscape and no longer be an irregular thumb sticking off the house.
I have seen people build around trees in the past, but never a fig tree, so I don't know what that would require and if it's worth it.
Any advice appreciated.