Tree and Shrub Root Collar Excavation Services

As a Licensed Arborist, our focus is on preserving and maintaining the ornamental trees and shrubs in your custom designed landscape. We’ll identify and excavate any planting showing signs of distressed caused by root collaring.

Tree and Shrub Root Collar Excavation Services

A common issue that we see with plants is they are planted too deep! Roots will grow wherever they can to try to support our trees, shrubs, and bushes. This can be caused by excess soil or mulch at the base of our plants.

A lot of times this is caused by improper mulching, construction, or poor planting practices. Oftentimes an Arborist can correct these issues by carefully excavating the debris from the tree and removing any girdling roots that have wrapped around the stem.

Girdling roots are considered any root that is hindering the flow of nutrients to the canopy of the stem. It is safe to remove these roots without harming the tree when the service is performed by an experienced technician. This issue if left unchecked usually results in the plant’s death. Signs that your trees and shrubs may have girdling roots are die-back in the upper canopy of the plant.


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