Depending on the size and age of your property’s trees, its root system could either be visible on the surface of your yard’s landscape or seeped deep underground. Roots are there to help stabilize your tree and allow your tree to get the nourishment and moisture that it needs to thrive. You really want to make sure that your trees are in good health, and its roots play a big role in tree health. Read on for a few things you have to do to take care of your tree’s root system throughout its life on your landscape!
Avoid Hurting Your Tree’s Roots When Planting
Roots may come to the surface while trees are planted too close to your solid structures, like your home’s foundation and the sidewalks around it. Root surfacing happens when your trees are not planted deep enough into the ground too. A tree with some surface roots have to be trimmed and mowed carefully, and it may be helpful to mulch around and between your tree’s roots that are exposed to avoid harming them. Always check to make sure you plant the right trees in the right spots to ensure that surface roots are healthy and below-ground too.
The Length and Depth of the Tree’s Root Systems
The roots of a lot of trees lie within the top two feet of soil. Root systems typically spread around the outer edge of your tree’s crown, which is known as the tree’s dripline, so that they may soak up the water that drips down from your tree’s leaves. The tree’s roots flare, or the spot at the base of the trunk that spreads out its roots, should be visible in order to determine whether the tree was planted at the proper depth. It may also give you more of an idea of how healthy your root system is.
Hire a Certified Arborist
Finding a local and certified arborist to take care of your trees is a great way to ensure the smallest amount of damage to your tree’s whole root system. We at Harford Tree have an entire team of certified tree specialists and arborists that you can get in touch with. Feel free to give us a ring if you are concerned about your property’s trees roots growing out of control!
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.