Root Pruning & Root Locating
Root mapping locates the root system of trees to avoid injuring the roots and damaging the health of the tree.
Professional Root Locating and Root Pruning
Tree mapping needs to include not only what you can see, but the roots too. The best tree trimming service providers understand the importance of the tree roots in overall tree health.
It’s hard to visualize the spread of the roots. They usually extend far beyond the drip line or crown of the tree.
Arborists find the roots with soil probes and careful excavation with the Airspade. It’s more effective and cheaper to make compromises in design now than try to save trees later after you’ve damaged their roots.
You need root mapping when development may be near trees you want to save. Diagrams of root locations are useful during the permitting process, and to determine where structural elements can be placed.
A Professional Arborist Knows:
- Never cut roots closer than the distance of five times the trunk diameter.
- The more cuts made, the greater the tree stress.
- The larger the root cut, the bigger the impact.
- Some species tolerate root pruning better than others.
- Trees in poor health should not be pruned, even by the best tree trimming service provider.
- Soil conditions can determine root recovery.
- How to cut the roots with the least damage possible.
Root Pruning – For Good or Bad
Roots are so essential to the tree, cutting or pruning them must be done carefully. Construction and roots often conflict. Some root pruning may have to happen—but only when guided by a qualified arborist tree service.
Essential Root Pruning by Experts
Avoid cutting roots when you can. Utilities can be often be re-routed, or arborists can use specialized tools to tunnel under large roots. Slight alterations in design can be effective.
The experienced arborists at Heritage Tree Care can recommend techniques to minimize root damage, including bridging or using alternative surfacing materials.
Hire experts with the right tools, techniques, and knowledge. Using a backhoe to rip up roots is a guarantee of substantial damage, and can destabilize an entire tree. A certified arborist knows how to determine which roots to safely cut and how do it with the least amount of stress to the tree.
Add root locating to your checklist to save time and headache. Hire an arborist with the best tree trimming service to do any necessary root pruning and trenching for the best results.
Tree Care Services by Experienced, Certified Arborists
Tree Care Plans
Heritage Tree Care can develop short- and long-term plans to keep your trees healthy with less effort. We provide soil improvement, mulching, fertilization, and more.
Our arborists can evaluate trees, review tree surveys, and help formulate tree protection plans to speed up your building applications and tree permits.
Armoring, Mulching, Soil Protection
We provide armoring to protect trees from mechanical injury, and place soil protection mats and mulching to protect the critical root zone.
Central Texas tree experts, we can consult on choosing the best native and non-native trees, evaluating existing trees, and mitigation plans.
Certified Risk Assessors analyze the structural integrity of the trees and advise you of potentially dangerous situations.
Proper tree care starts with a health assessment. An arborist evaluates the health of your trees, starting with their environment.
Pruning & Removal
Our experts can prune and shape valuable trees for both safety and aesthetic value. We have the equipment and experience to handle the most difficult tree removals.
Pre- and Post-construction Fertilizing
Strengthen trees with proper irrigation and fertilizing before work begins. We also provide contracted post-construction tree care to increase tree survival.
Root Pruning & Root Locating
Using modern tools and careful excavation, we can create root maps to facilitate placement of utilities, structural piers, or other aspects of the design.
Heritage Tree Care is the tree service expert in your Central Texas community. We service Austin, Bastrop, Buda, Gonzales, Hyde Park, Kyle, Lockhart, Rollingwood, San Marcos, Smithville, Westlake Hills, Wimberly, and all surrounding areas.