Air Spading is a specialist technique used for Tree Root Investigation and Soil De-Compaction. An Air Spade tool omits compressed air pressure to expose the trees roots in a manner that’s less harmful than conventional spading methods.
When soil has been heavily compacted by either storage of heavy materials, vehicle use or possibly heavy pedestrian use it reduces the ability of water to move through the soil. This restricts oxygen, water and causes poor root systems.
This method is non-invasive and uses compressed air to remove soil from around the roots of a tree without damaging the roots. It is an effective way to diagnose and treat tree health problems, and it can also help to promote healthy growth in trees. Once the root system has been examined, our arborists can then use the opportunity to treat any problems and provide the tree with the necessary care it needs to thrive.
Tree Root Investigation
If you’re concerned about the health of a tree, the answer may lie in the roots. One of Air spading primary purposes is root investigation.
When exposing the tree’s roots, we can investigate any damage or decay that poses a threat towards the tree. Fungal decay can attack roots and therefore can affect the trees stability. Additionally, air spading can improve the overall health and growth of trees by providing them with better access to water, nutrients, and oxygen.
Water percolation and gaseous exchanges are vital for a plant to survive. Compact soil often occurs in urban areas and prevents these cycles from happening.
We use the Air Spade to loosen up the soil around the roots of the tree. Mixing the loosened soil with a nutrient rich compost and filling the area back in, will improve the soil structure, nutrient levels and fertility.
What Results Can You Expect from Air Spading?
Air spading can provide a variety of positive results for trees, including:
- Improved root health and growth
- Increased access to water, nutrients, and oxygen
- Better tree stability
- Enhanced tree vigor
- Improved overall tree health
Air spading is a cutting-edge technique in tree care that provides numerous benefits for trees. It is a non-invasive and effective way to diagnose and treat tree health problems, and it can also help to promote healthy growth in trees. If you are concerned about the health and growth of your trees, consider air spading as a solution.