Taking care of tree roots
Tree root systems are absolutely necessary when it comes to the overall health of a tree. All types of plants need the appropriate amounts of oxygen, nutrients and water to not only survive, but also to thrive.
Roots will spread like wildfire anywhere they can absorb these nutrients to grow. You’d be amazed at their strength and resilience. Roots have been known to grow through cement, pipes and other types of surfaces. Here are a few common problems we get calls about involving tree roots.
Sidewalks & Roots: Sometimes developers make the mistake of planting trees in areas that are much to compact for their own growth near sidewalks. In the future when the tree grows, it’s roots will expand and at some point, encounter pavement. This can cause breakage and liability for people walking.
Foundations & Roots: Roots may get inside pre-existing cracks within building or house foundations causing structural damage.
Exposed Roots: These are rarely a big inconvenience. Our customers usually only want them removed for aesthetic reasons. However, they can also become a foot hazard for those walking and tripping over them.