How To Care For Your Tree’s Roots

Tree Root Care For Healthy Tree Roots

Trees are made up of many parts such as the trunk, its leaves and the roots. All of the parts of the tree work together to keep the tree alive and functioning well, just like the parts of the human body do. Trees need several fundamental elements in order to survive: food, which it makes itself, using sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. If a tree is in a good environment for growing, including good soil for its roots, it will grow strong and beautiful. Hiring Tree Service Redmond is your best course of action when dealing with major root issues.

Tree Surgery Redmond is a top rated tree service company in the Redmond area, offering professional residential and commercial tree trimming, tree removal, and tree cutting services. We help your trees stay strong and healthy by removing the dead branches, removing branches close to power lines, and even removing the whole tree if needed. From stump removal to 24-hour professional storm damage cleanup services, we’ve got all of your tree needs covered. In this blog post, we’ll review some helpful tips and tricks to keep your tree’s roots happy and healthy. Contact us today to get your quote.

Tree Root Care Tips

Invest in Mulch

Mulch is an organic material used around the tree which protects a tree’s roots and provides extra moisture and a boost in nutrients for your tree. Laying mulch in the spring will encourage growth and in the winter will add much needed protection from the cold by insulating the heat underground and near your tree’s roots.

Water Your Tree

No matter how old your tree is, it’s still important to water it regularly, especially if you are in a drought prone area. Water will keep your tree healthy and propel its growth.

Let Roots Breathe

Trees need oxygen in order to survive. The roots of a tree also need oxygen to keep healthy. In order to allow oxygen to reach your tree’s roots, you need to let the soil dry out underneath your tree before watering again, we here at Tree Surgery Redmond recommend you to not water every day. Also, avoid compacting soil and mulch around your tree’s base too tightly. You may end up inadvertently suffocating the roots close to the surface of the ground, which can cause damage to spread to your tree’s entire root system.

Avoid Cutting a Tree’s Roots

When you cut or damage a tree’s roots, especially if it’s a big or main root, you risk leaving it vulnerable to attack by insects, bacteria, and viruses. You may also stress the tree to the point where it doesn’t grow for a few years until it heals the damaged roots. Cutting a tree’s roots can lead to death if sufficient damage to the tree’s root system is made. Remember to avoid getting close to your tree’s roots. Allow yourself a buffer zone when doing any sort of landscaping near your tree’s roots.

Whether you’re doing some landscaping or outright replanting your trees, it’s very important for you to respect and avoid damaging its roots of you want to keep your precious trees alive and healthy!

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