Horticare Tree Preservation

HOW MASSACHUSETTS CARES FOR ITS TREES

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Root Zone Remediation

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IS YOUR TREE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY?

As much as 40% of a tree’s mass can lie underground in the form of roots. This lack of visibility often causes homeowners and tree workers to overlook the roots’ presence and importance in a trees physiology. Roots provide numerous services to the tree, including nutrient storage, water, nutrient uptake, anchorage, and a surface besides the leaves for air exchange. Make sure your tree's roots are taken care of properly! If you are in Boston or the surrounding region and would like to get your tree’s roots evaluated and their health improved, contact Horticare Tree Preservation today!

WHAT IS AFFECTING YOUR TREE

  • Girdling roots – Tree roots can grow at improper angles, causing them to grow around the main trunk or a large root, preventing it from providing nutrients to the tree, subsequently killing the root.

  • Compaction – The weight of foot and vehicular traffic and even excessive irrigation can over time cause soil to tamp down, reducing water and air penetration to the roots.

  • Too deep – Whether it be the result of grade changes or from plating the tree too deep, trees can sometimes be too far in the soil to effectively absorb nutrients..

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WHAT WE DO

Using a specialized air nozzle and compressor called an air spade, we can excavate the earth without causing damage to the roots — which is often a problem when using larger equipment. The air spade can be used to conduct an exploratory excavation looking for things like conduit and pipes, or for finding gas lines. Using an air space instead of digging with heavy machinery for these purposes can save nearby plants from damage and not cause undue damage to the property that other equipment such as excavators certainly would. If you would like to learn more about our methods or schedule a free examination of your trees’ roots, contact Horticare Tree Preservation now!