Deep Root Feeding and Watering
Deep Root Injections
A well thought out tree fertilization and watering deep root feeding program keeps tree healthy, making them less susceptible to disease and insect infestations. They are also able to withstand Denver’s unpredictable weather. It is hard to believe, but trees are not native to the Denver and the Front Range. So, it makes sense that trees need extra help to thrive in Denver’s climate and soils. Check out our blog about Common Tree Issues in Denver to find out more about Ross Tree’s deep root feeding services.
A tree’s root system anchors the tree and absorbs and transports water and minerals from the soil to nourish it. The root system stores essential food during the winter months to prepare the tree for spring and foliage and seeds production. Deep root feeding pushes nutrients, air, and water to the roots through a hollow stake in the ground. It encourages root growth and reduces water runoff.
Quick Facts from Colorado State University
Most tree roots are in the top 6 to 24 inches of the soil and occupy an area 2 to 4 times the tree crown’s diameter.
Roots obtain water, oxygen, and minerals from the soil. They do not grow toward anything or in any particular direction.
Soil compaction, change in soil depth, and improper watering can injure roots, increasing stress and susceptibility to disease and insects.
To avoid root disease, maintain a healthy, vigorous environment around a tree.
Construction damage severely affects a tree’s root system. If the damage is extensive, the tree usually needs to be removed.
Tree Root Systems
A tree root system consists of large perennial roots and short-lived feeder roots. The perennial roots grow in the top 6 to 24 inches of soil around the tree but sometimes go deeper if conditions permit. Feeder roots average about 1/16 inch in diameter and account for most of the root system’s surface area. These roots grow near the soil surface, where they absorb water, minerals, and oxygen. Tree root systems extend outward past the diameter of the tree’s crown.
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