Are Girdling Roots Hurting Your Tree?
February 6, 2014
The first sign that there was a problem: the tree stuck out of the ground like a telephone pole. For good tree health, we recommend leaving a bit of the top roots exposed.
We gently moved the soil using an air spade so as not to harm the roots. Once the roots were exposed, we could see the girdling.
To keep this tree in top shape, the root girdling must be carefully removed without further harming the tree or compromising its vascular system. Our Certified Arborists and carefully trained staff will assess, diagnose and properly treat whatever is the cause of the girdling. Girdling can occur due to a build-up of too much soil around the base of the tree, a tree that was planted too deep, or even because of twine or wires that were not removed at planting time. Unfortunately, we see this far too often.
If you feel that your tree is in need of our help, spring is a great time to give us a call to remedy the problem.