Storm Damage: Part 4 Root Failure

Living in the Tri-Cities area comes with many great benefits. We have sun, clear skies, and plenty of beautiful scenery. But with that comes a little bit of wind in late April and early May. The wind can pick up enough to where it will do some pretty good. Here are some things that can lead to root damage and eventually root failure.

Here are some quick facts about tree roots:

  • Most tree roots are located within the top six to twenty-four inches of soil.
  • The root structure will occupy
  • Roots get water, oxygen, and minerals from the soil.
  • Improper watering can damage roots
  • If a root system is severely damaged, the tree will most likely die.

Construction around a tree can put stress on the tree and its root structure. If you are putting in a fence, adding an extension to your home, putting in a sprinkler system, or anything else that causes you to dig can be possible causes of stress. Be sure to dig carefully and around any roots. However, the farther out from the tree, the less likely of causing any serious damage to the roots. If you do end up damaging some roots of your tree, feel free to call us to inspect the tree for you and we will offer any recommendations we see needed.

Keep in mind that having trees on your property comes with a little bit of maintenance. With just a little maintenance, you can prevent most major pitfalls. You won’t have to be worried about trees causing property damage or even worse, personal injury. We look forward to discussing your tree maintenance needs. We have trained arborists that are professional and that can answer any questions you have.

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