Roots play a significant role in the growth and development of trees. Roots support your trees by anchoring them in the soil. They absorb water and nutrients from the ground and store the - PDF Document

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  1. Roots play a significant role in the growth and development of trees. Roots support your trees by anchoring them in the soil. They absorb water and nutrients from the ground and store the nutrients and elements that trees need to grow and thrive in your landscape. Trees would not be here without good root systems. Roots need nutrients, air, and water to grow. Processes like soil compaction, competition with other plants, and too much mulch deplete soil of these elements, rendering the soil unfit for root systems to grow. If your roots get a little too close, they can be easily controlled with simple root pruning. A Broward County Licensed Tree Trimmer should be employed to do the root pruning. He will know which roots to prune so as to manage the roots but not take so many as to make the tree unstable. A root barrier can be installed after pruning to redirect root growth away from sidewalks and driveways. Root barriers use materials such as plastic or chemical- embedded fabrics to deter growth. Both types work great, last a long time, and can be installed before an encounter between your sidewalk and your roots takes place or after the roots have been pruned. Remember- roots are the foundation of a tree-without good roots you will not have a healthy and happy tree! If you have questions or need more information, please Contact Us City of Plantation Department of Landscape Architecture 954.797.2246 AskMargeAndFred@Plantation.org