A common problem with trees in the landscape is circling or girdling roots. Often when symptoms appear, such as a declining upper canopy, it is too late to help the tree.
We routinely check young trees by performing a root crown excavation. Through this process, we efficiently check for girdling roots and confirm that the root flares are at a proper soil height.
A client in Gladwyne has a row of Chinese Elm trees that are underperforming. To improve growing conditions we injected an organic soil conditioner and performed root crown excavations to check for girdling roots. I am looking forward to checking these trees in the spring to see the improvements to their health.
The native ash trees in North America, including Canada, are under attack from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). What began in southeastern Michigan...