It is often the case that trees that look in poor condition do not necessarily need to be cut down. Often the cause of this is compacted soil around the base of the tree, this means there is a lack of air, water and nutrients getting to the roots. This can be solved by using our Root Aeration System. This involves compressed air being released in short bursts from a perforated spike inserted at specified intervals around the base of the tree. This fractures the compacted soil, opening channels to the roots and thus facilitates improvements in the health of the tree. At this stage decisions can be made whether additional nutrients or watering will help the tree.

Our Root work services also include:

  • Root pruning
  • Trenching Near Trees – Using an airspade, we can cut trenches very close to trees without the risk of killing the tree from cutting roots. This is especially helpful for irrigation or laying cables close to preserved trees.
  • Decompacting or Restructuring Soil – Soils get compacted in high traffic areas. Constant pressure on the surface of the soil squeezes the small pores from the soil that hold air and water. Using an airspade we can till the soil and allow precious air and water back in without damaging tree roots. For an even more dramatic impact, we can incorporate organic matter and food into the soil.
  • Excavating root collars to regain the natural root/ soil level.

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