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Tree roots and a gravel driveway questions

I Just had a thought... I know soil compaction is no good for tree roots. I planted my Tulip tree in the beginning of April. It is about 5 feet from my gravel drive way. When the roots start to grow and spread under the driveway is driving on it going to harm my tree? If so what can I do?? How fast do the roots grow on a tulip tree?? Also it is not my main drive way. It is for my convertible which I only take out every now and then. its not like a car will be driving over it every day. Any suggestions??

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You wouldn't have to worry about the winter but it probably still hasn't grown out of its ball, if it was B & B so I would move it another 5 feet away from the drive. The worst time would be after a rain.

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