Root Management – What You Need to Know!

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A tree’s root system is one of its most fundamental parts. It stretches deep into the earth and spreads as wide, if not wider than the crown of the tree. The roots soak up all the water and nutrients a tree needs to survive from the soil. That’s why understanding root management and taking care of the tree’s roots is so important. A Gates Mills tree company, like Vancuren Tree Service, can help you ensure that your tree’s roots are working optimally and your trees are thriving.

When it comes to root management, we’re usually talking about urban trees. It’s not wise to plant a tree in an urban location, like a sidewalk or parking lot, and just hope for the best. Their roots can damage structures, pavements and roads. They can also cause damage to gas mains and other utilities that are buried nearby. The root system of a tree needs plenty of space to grow and expand so it can absorb as much water and nutrients as necessary. However space, and therefore nutrients, can be scarce in urban environments.

There are some methods to ensure that your trees are getting the nutrients they need while also making sure they don’t disrupt buildings and roadways. Soil cells are containment systems that allow a tree to grow in loose soil to maximize the space it can grow underground. They also act as support structures for heavy aboveground traffic.

Another form of root management is called sandwich construction. This is a system that helps root management by spreading the pressure from traffic to keep the soil and trees loose. This is because roots of trees in compacted soil will grow upward to get air and water.

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Urban trees can help make a space lovely and enjoyable to visit, but these trees can also cause a lot of damage and hassle. Enlisting the help of tree service companies in Gates Mills, like Vancuren Tree Service, in addition to practicing good root management techniques will have your trees beautiful and thriving in public spaces.

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