Why are root flares significant on my trees and shrubs?
If a tree is planted too deep, the mulch covers the root flare. The moisture from the mulch softens the tree bark and allows insects to penetrate the tree. Too much mulch may also hide the girdling roots, which chokes the tree of water, nutrients and oxygen. Poor planting techniques are usually the culprit behind the girdling roots.
The process explained
If you don't have the time to do this, you can the services of a certified arborist. With the help of the right tools, an arborist can ensure that the tree’s root flare is not damaged in the exposure process. They also use AirSpade, a hand-held soil excavation tool connected to a large air compressor, to blow a high-pressure air stream. It helps remove or loosen the soil around the root collar without damaging a tree’s delicate root system, underground pipes, and hard surfaces.
What to expect from AirSpade work?
Clearing the work area: Before starting the process, any grass, ivy, shrubs, or flowers, must be removed from the base of the tree. The work area is usually one to two feet from the bottom of the tree.
Backfilling the excavated area: After completing the work, it needs to be filled with coarse mulch.
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