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Root Health Care In Portland

Accredited Landscaping Maintenance and Repair Portland, OR | Root Health Care

When your Portland, OR trees show signs of root damage, give us a call at General Tree Service! It’s not surprising that trees need occasional TLC to avoid problems from developing. While many homeowners focus on aesthetics, like cutting down old trees and monitoring for sickness and discoloration in leaves, they’re forgetting a critical component; the roots. The root system of your trees is a solid indication of the health and future of a tree. Plants with poor root systems are not only prone to falling during a storm but also struggle to grow properly. The goal of root health care is prevention as a healthy tree is nature’s best defense against insects and disease.

Root health care treatments

The root mass is a tree’s natural delivery system for water and nutrients and you can’t have a healthy tree if it’s not getting proper water and nutrients. Think of the roots as straws. When girdling roots are restricting the straws, they have trouble drawing up water and nutrients.
Root Zone Enhancement and Root Collar Excavation are part of our holistic approach as they focus on restoring ideal growing conditions to the root mass.

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  • Aging tree in declining health
  • Alleviate compacted soil
  • Buried crown or grade changes
  • Girdling roots are present
  • Promote growth in younger trees
  • Help establish newly planted or transplanted trees

One of our arborists will do a site evaluation to identify factors for the tree’s poor performance and make recommendations based on the root zone available to treat.

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Common Signs of Unhealthy Roots

At first, it might seem impossible to keep up with the condition of a tree’s roots. Roots are located beneath the dirt, so how can one notice when they aren’t strong and healthy? However, the thing about a tree’s root system is when it’s unhealthy, it begins to show in other areas of the tree.Some common symptoms of unhealthy roots include:

  • Poor yearly growth
  • Thinning of foliage
  • Dead branches
  • Underdeveloped leaves
  • Brown leaves during grow season

A tree’s roots are much like the bloodstream in humans. If the blood isn’t healthy, the entire body suffers as a result; the same goes for trees.

Common Benefits of Root Health Care

Proper root care can be life or death for a tree. If the roots are left neglected, the tree could suffer tremendously as a result. However, when the roots are properly cared for, the tree experiences many different benefits.Some of these benefits include:

  • Longer life expectancy of the tree
  • Proper tree growth
  • Benefits to the soil surrounding the roots
  • Homeowner benefits financially because the tree doesn’t get sick as often

General Tree Service is the arborists you can count on to ensure the root systems of your trees are as healthy as possible. We’ve been in business since 1924. We’ve seen and cared for it all at this point, and we work hard to ensure our customers are always satisfied. Allow us to maintain the health of your tree’s root system.

Root health care is important. Whether the trees in your yard need regular maintenance or emergency service, you can trust our professionals at General Tree Service to get the job done right the first time. For more information, give us a call today at (503) 461-6535!

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