Promote Root Growth in Tight Spaces
Tree need room to grow; not only above the ground, but below, with their roots, as well. Roots have to be able to spread out in every direction to keep the tree strong, healthy, and well-established. When root growth is inhibited by tight spaces, the tree’s health can begin to suffer and it may slowly die.
Root growth promotion services are provided by tree care professionals to improve the conditions of soil for a compacted root system. Roots require oxygen, which may seem odd considering that they grow underground. When growing naturally, a tree root pushes its way through soft, nutrient-rich soil, and a fair amount of oxygen from the surface is still able to reach down below. When in a tight space, a root is compacted down, as is the soil around it, making it hard for the root to obtain the oxygen it needs.
By aerating the soil surround a tree, and the earth above a possibly compacted root system, you are reintroducing oxygen to the suffocated tree. Soil can be turned to be aerated, but some companies also are utilizing pipes or tubes that target the problem trees in tight spaces, helping air from the surface reach underneath the tree, where it needs it the most. It has become the best way to promote root growth in suburban and urban areas.