Traditionally, when excavation is required within the root zone of a tree, it has been recommended that hand tools are used to minimise damage to the tree’s roots. This manual excavation is time consuming and, even with care, often results in some degree of root damage. An Airspade is likely to be a more appropriate alternative.
The main applications for the Airspade in tree care are soil improvement and root collar excavation. The tool can improve soil conditions within the root zone by relieving compaction and incorporating organic matter and other amendments into the soil.
As well as soil improvement and root collar excavation, we are able to carry out air excavation of soil for a range of other purposes, including: examining root architecture, locating utilities, such as pipes and cables, root location to determine the position of piles and fence posts, trenching for irrigation and lighting installation, root mapping, assessing the extent of root damage or decay and root barrier installation.
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