Many people envision a large, branching taproot growing deep into the soil. Actually, taproots are very uncommon in mature trees. If taproots do develop, they usually will be forced into horizontal growth when they encounter hard sub soils beneath the surface. Much of the root systems of most trees can be found within three feet of soil. The spread of the root system can be very extensive often extending two to three times the spread of the crown. The most typical limitations to tree rooting in urban areas are soil compaction and poor drainage. These are often related, with a compaction layer creating a poorly-draining hard pan.
As certified arborist in the Sacramento valley we are always talking to people about tree root issues. If you have a tree whose roots are encroaching into an area that is lifting curbing or sidewalks or driveways you should call a certified arborist to see what your options are.
Acorn Arboricultural Services, Inc., is a local tree services standing by to help you with your tree service needs. We have professionals on staff ready to inspect your property and will give you a free quote. If you have serious tree concern, consult our professional arborist who will identify the causes of tree health problems and make recommendations for treatment.
Contact Acorn Arboricultural Tree Service, Inc. with any additional questions or for consultation using our online form or call us at 916-787-8733916-787-8733!