Soil Improvement Services For Tree Health

We understand each property is unique and requires different solutions to correct soil problems.

Below are just a few examples of our soil care solutions:

  • Enhancing soil chemistry with our slow-release fertilizers, which are proven to address mineral deficiencies
  • Using amendment materials to improve soil quality when biological issues are present
  • Using air tools to address physical issues such as soil compaction
Radial Trenching near Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Radial Trenching With Air Spade

Radial trenching is an effective treatment for trees growing in compacted or poor soils. It is a way to get oxygen to roots, replace soil, and alleviate compaction. Trees in construction sites and other high-traffic areas benefit from this method of soil re-conditioning. Radial trenching enhances both water absorption and oxygen levels in the soil.

The process includes creating narrow trenches, 6-12 inches deep and 6-8 inches wide, using high air pressure in a radial pattern throughout the root zone. Using high pressure air tools causes minimal root damage. The narrow trenches can be backfilled with the topsoil or compost. Root growth will be greater in the trenched area than in the surrounding soil. This can give a tree the added boost it needs to adapt to the compacted soil or new grade.

Root Crown Excavation near Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Root Crown Excavations

The air spade can be used to uncover the tree’s root crown, a transition zone area where the trunk and root system come together. Uncovering this area is important when diagnosing trees for rotted roots, girdling roots, and/or decayed trunks just below grade. Often deterioration at the root crown interface results in hazardous trees that are likely to be blown over. This is an important step in determining if a tree should or should not be removed. During a hazard tree evaluation, our arborists can determine if a root crown excavation is necessary.

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We pride ourselves at Lusk Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists who live, work and engage in your community. Contact your Lusk Tree specialists for your residential or commercial tree care needs.

Root Pruning near Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Root Pruning

Sometimes it becomes necessary to remove an enlarging root that is beginning to buckle a driveway or a sidewalk. Construction sites often require knowing where roots may be growing underground prior to building as a way of knowing the potential impact to the tree or to the subsequent construction.

Air spading offers a quick and efficient way to find root growth when trenching for irrigation lines with no damage to tree root systems or underground utilities.

Arborists near Winston-Salem, North Carolina

ISA Certified Arborists & Accredited Tree Care Company

Your local Winston-Salem Lusk arborists are ISA Certified, bonded and fully insured.

What Does That Mean?

It’s our commitment to you to provide the best tree services for the health and safety of your trees and landscape. With the ISA Certification, we have deeper knowledge in the art and science of tree care for diagnosing and treating your trees.

Lusk is also recognized as an accredited tree care company. Our TCIA accreditation represents our position as a tree service company committed to safety, expertise, and professionalism.

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