Root Collar Excavation

Don't let your trees be mistaken for utility poles – expose those root collars.

When the flare at the bottom of a tree’s trunk (the root collar) is buried – either by planting the tree too deeply or from the common practice of excessive mulching – the tree’s health can suffer.

You may notice that such trees drop their leaves early, have poor growth or become infested with insects.

Root collar excavation is a procedure to remove excess soil and mulch to expose the buried root collar. An air tool is used to remove soil while leaving the roots intact.

Root collar excavation is also used in the diagnosis and correction of girdling roots, which can cutting into the main trunk and cause problems. Once roots are exposed, the offending roots may easily be repositioned or removed.

Root collar excavation is an affordable service that will encourage proper growth and overall wellness – and ultimately increase your property’s value.

If you’re suffering from buried root collars or aren’t sure if you are, contact us today.

KIND WORDS

“After Ben came out and diagnosed the problem, your technician did a root collar excavation and removed a girdling root that was strangling the trunk of our maple tree. That saved the tree! Thank you!”

Ken S. – Lancaster

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