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Protect Tree Roots

Root PruningProper measures must be taken to preserve the natural surrounding areas of any construction site. The development of a tree protection area is critical for newly developed areas for many reasons.

Most importantly for developers and construction crews, it is important that the natural areas make it through these difficult periods because of potential liability. The results of damaged roots may or may not be immediate but the consequences can have negative effects for trees.

Why Use a Root Pruner?

Without proper root protection by a professional arborist, tree roots can become damaged and can lead to death of the trees. All necessary tree roots must be severed cleanly and correctly. And without the proper tools, a seemingly successful construction project can turn into an environmental failure, adding to the cost of a job.

Steps in the Root Pruning Process

When root pruning is needed, a qualified arborist from Davey Tree identifies the location, depth and length of the root pruning in the field. The arborist then specifies the type of equipment to be used for root pruning. If a very large root is encountered, it may be cut by hand. When the root pruning is complete, a qualified arborist will inspect the area to identify any other necessary hand pruning. This work must be completed as close to the time of excavation as possible. The contractor should coordinate this with a qualified arborist to ensure minimum site disturbance and tree impact.

Need Help with your Root Pruning Job?

Davey Tree offers its expertise with root zone protection for these complicated tasks. Why take chances when dealing with mother nature? It’s not worth the risk. Put your trust in a company that truly cares for trees. Contact us today!

Root Pruner Specs:

  • Height: 8 feet
  • Length: 16 feet 9 inches
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Turning radius: 14 feet
  • Weight: Approx. 10,000 lbs
  • Blade: 72 inches
  • Cutting depth: 24 inches

Get advice on how to protect your roots to help keep your tree stable by contacting your local certified arborist for a consultation.

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