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Question: I just bought a Red Sunset Maple to be planted between my neighbors & my driveway. There is 35-40' of grass space, our question is about the roots. The description says avg width is 30-35'. Does the

Answer: Sandy,

If planted in the middle of that space there should not be a root problem for your driveways. Roots will venture out beyond the outer branchspread but that far out won't get large enough to push up and damage driveways, sidewalks or other such hardscapes.

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