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.
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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

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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.

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Permitting

Our arborists can evaluate trees, review tree surveys, and help formulate tree protection plans to speed up your building applications and tree permits.

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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.

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Design Support

Central Texas tree experts, we can consult on choosing the best native and non-native trees, evaluating existing trees, and mitigation plans.

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Risk Assessment

Certified Risk Assessors analyze the structural integrity of the trees and advise you of potentially dangerous situations.

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Health Assessment

Proper tree care starts with a health assessment. An arborist evaluates the health of your trees, starting with their environment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Consulting

Expert certified arborists are available for consulting and providing detailed reports regarding tree protection, risk assessments, and value appraisals.

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Office Address:
5424 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd #204-9, Austin, TX 78735

Mailing Address:
12214 Margo Dr., Buda, TX 78610

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.

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