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Solve Tree issues with air spading

Hidden Oak Tree Care is proud to announce the latest tree care service: air spading.

Tree care is a delicate balancing act. We all want healthy and beautiful trees, but sometimes tree roots grow too large and threaten the structural integrity of your home.  Other times a tree’s roots are not allowed to grow properly due to some type of obstruction like a concrete pad, driveway or wall or poor soil.  This impacts the health of the tree and sometimes leads to premature death of the tree and tree removal.

When you find yourself in cases like these, Hidden Oak Tree Care (Utah’s tree care professionals) can solve your tree root or sick tree issues using their latest service: air spading.

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what is air spading?

Air spading is an environmentally-friendly alternative in tree care.  Air spading is conducted with a hand-held machine that uses high psi compressed air and water to remove soil from around trees without damaging the root tissue or turf.  It’s perfect for Utah landscaping projects, urban trees and when you want to save a valuable tree.

Air spading is the most effective way to remove soil, bark and other particles from around trees and roots without causing excessive damage to the tree’s root system.  It also allows for better access to the root zone, which means we can more effectively provide tree health care services like fertilization, mulching, and irrigation.

The air spade technique also helps improve the soil conditions around the tree.  Trees can suffer when the soil is overly compacted, not properly drained, anaerobic, or its physical or chemical composition not balanced. The air spade device helps create healthy root zones and improves air circulation around roots which reduces disease pressure.

Hidden Oak Tree Care uses the air spade technique for hard to solve projects because it is so effective at improving root zone quality and increasing air circulation around roots – reducing disease and maintaining tree heath! 

When is an Air Spade used?

An air spade is  specialized pneumatic air tool that uses high psi air to remove soil around a tree with the least amount of root damage.  Moving the soil away from the base of the tree or root crown can assist an arborist in accessing the health of the tree and provide a diagnosis for correction of specific plant health concerns.

An Air Spade is typically used to remove soil and organic matter to expose the complex root system around trees. It is often used during tree preparation for various treatments, such as fungicides or when digging or prepping sites like construction projects.

Air spading can also be used to remove excess soil after excavation work but don’t want any damage done to existing roots.  Air spading can also aid in solving tree root problems threatening the life of the tree.

The use of air spading is particularly beneficial when utility lines, pipes or cables may be lying beneath an existing tree.  Soil can easily moved without damaging utilities or the tree’s root system.

Common Tree Problems Solved by Salt lake city Air Spading

Root Damage

Roots from trees and other plants can grow into the soil surrounding them, causing major problems for homeowners. Not only do these root systems increase in size over time, but they also have the ability to spread outwards as well. This means that they will continue to encroach upon areas where you may not want them to be growing, such as sidewalks or driveways. If left unchecked, this could result in serious structural issues for your home’s foundation and walls over time. 

You should consider hiring a professional service provider, like Hidden Oak Tree Care, who is experienced with tree root crown excavation if you find yourself having any of these problems on your property. 

While it is possible that you could try removing tree roots yourself through conventional digging using shovels or rakes (and potentially damaging your lawn), it would likely take much longer than what a professional could accomplish in just one day of work.  This is due to the their specialized equipment and techniques used when performing air spading services.

Root Routing

Root routing is another common cause for tree failure.  Root routing occurs when roots are unable to grow outwards, and instead they grow in circles around the trunk, which eventually leads to decay.

Root routing can occur because of several issues.  This can include poor nutrition from the soil in which they live, disease or pests that infect them, and even just general old age.  Further, many small to medium-sized trees and plants are suffering from an overabundance of soil, which is preventing them from getting the nutrients they need. 

Air spading is an effective way to help prevent root routing and root flare in your trees as well as many other problems that may arise from improper care.  By using air spading, you can ensure that your valuable trees continue growing strong with healthy roots while also keeping them safe from any future damages!

Root Collar Damage

One area air spading exposes is the root collar.  The area where the tree trunk and roots meet are called the root collar.  It is essential that this area remains healthy, as it’s the part of the tree that absorbs water and nutrients from soil.

Because of the importance of the root collar it is sometime necessary to conduct a root collar excavation to to determine the cause of dying tree.  Most tree damage is caused by improper watering. If you’re not careful when you water your tree, you could end up damaging its root system and causing it to become susceptible to disease. 

In order to maintain a healthy tree, you need to make sure that it is getting adequate water and nutrients. You can do this in all sorts of ways, but one way that many people don’t consider is by air spading. Air spading creates holes in the soil around the root collar of your trees which allows for water to escape – preventing any future damage from occurring. As an arborist, I recommend hiring us first so we know exactly how deep to go into the soil without exposing any part of a tree’s roots or trunk!

Girdling Roots

Another area air spading can address is girdling roots.  Girdling roots are roots which circle around an object or structure such as a fence post or rock, cutting off its blood supply (and sometimes its oxygen).

Girdling roots are a common problem, especially in older trees. They can be the result of poor drainage and/or soil compaction, or they may have been caused by an animal that has dug its way under your fence to get at your yard. Fortunately, there is a relatively quick solution: air spading!

Our air spade technique allows us to expose these roots so we can better diagnose their condition and treat it accordingly.  This helps to prevent girdling by clearing excess soil and mulch from these areas without damaging your trees.

The best way to get rid of unwanted tree roots is by using an air spade tool that has been designed specifically for this purpose. By removing the entire root system with one clean cut at ground level, you are guaranteed a much more efficient and effective solution than if you were working with any other type of tool on the market today!

The air spade removes soil and roots from the ground, leaving behind healthy trees with strong critical root zone. It’s easy to use, safe for people and pets, and it doesn’t harm grass or other vegetation in your yard.

Soil Damage

Compacted or heavy soils are often dry and hard, with a surface that is smooth or cracked. When this happens, roots may be visible on the surface. Trees growing in compacted soils have stunted root systems and shallow root development. They also suffer from increased susceptibility to drought, disease, insect infestation, and frost heaving.

Soil compaction is one of the most common problems that Utah trees experience. It can cause a host of issues for your tree, including stunted growth and premature death.

Compacted soil doesn’t allow water to penetrate it easily; this means that your tree won’t be able to get enough water from the ground. This will stress it and make it more susceptible to disease as well as pests like termites.

Compacted soils are not only uncomfortable for trees but also cause them to be stressed out which can lead to disease and death. A good way to determine if your tree has been affected by compaction is by simply checking the level of moisture in its root zone. If you see that there’s no water penetrating the top 1 inch, then it might have some compaction issues going on below ground level.  In this case soil aeration completed with an air spade may be necessary to save the tree.

Contact Hidden Oak Tree to Discuss How Our Air Spading Program Can Save Your Trees

Many plants and trees have problems with their roots or soil, which can affect the overall health of trees and lead to plant failure.  Exposing the root system allows experts to more effectively diagnose and treat plant problems that may be difficult or impractical in the past.

If you want your trees to be healthy and happy, and want to learn more about this type of work, call us today! Our professional arborists will come out and assess your property so they know what needs to be done before our crew starts working on it. And if you have any questions about our process or how it works, don’t hesitate to ask! We’re here for you every step of the way.