Greetings and thanks for allowing me to participate in this forum. I have a home in upstate New York that was built in 1860. From the looks of the silver maple in my front lawn; the tree is close to the same age. My driveway runs between the house and this tree. As of now, and from several years of intrusion, my driveway is mostly dirt and several roots span and cross this area. I would like to repair my driveway, but I need some ideas of what I can, should, and should not do. I do not want to cover the roots and repave as I need the driveway to be lower than it is now. I have a boat and even now it scrapes the dirt going in and out from the angle difference between the street. So I guess I need to know if all these roots can be cut through to enable the grading of a new drive. I also do not want to destroy or remove the tree. My main reason is I love trees and actually plant more each year on my property. The second, and least important reason, is that National Grid, some 30 years ago or more, had placed support wires into the tree to hold their cable pole in place. What do you think I am able to do in this situation? Excited to hear your responses and always thankful. . .