Our Approach to Tree Care
Here’s the approach Root Cause, LLC uses for tree care:
Root Crown Analysis
We start our diagnosis with a basic root crown analysis. A Supersonic Air Knife (similar to an Air Spade) allows us to remove soil at the base of a tree and quickly examine the root crown, to help prevent developing problems which lead to long term decline.
Root Pruning/Root Barriers
We identify, reduce and remove tree roots causing property damage, including to sidewalks, sewer and/or irrigation lines and are skilled in the creation and placement of root barriers to prevent additional damage.
Tree Protection During Construction
Legal regulations require builders to protect and preserve trees on their construction sites that are often in the way of construction, both in their parts above ground as well as below ground. Builders use our services to protect trees or root systems on construction sites and because we maximize their usage of site space for other purposes by identifying and protecting specific, as opposed to general, root zones.
Trenching in Tree Root Zones
Air excavation is a low-impact method of safely trenching in root zones. This process allows the placement of conduit or pipe for utilities, irrigation, sewage or drainage and keeps trees healthy and thriving.
Root Zone Soil Amendment
Air excavation allows us to remove turf and sod from the root zones of trees without damage to tree roots. Using air technology, we improve soil by fracturing and amending with organic material, and make sites more conducive to plant installation.
Tree Planting and Transplanting
The ability to transplant trees bare-root is one of the more revolutionary uses of air excavation technology. By removing much or all of the soil, we are able to relocate a tree leaving as much as 90 percent of the trees’ roots intact.
Air technology allows us to remove stumps from the ground completely, with much less damage than heavy stump grinding equipment can cause. Where appropriate, we also provide traditional stump grinding services.
Tree Pruning and Removal
Like other Puget Sound arborists, Root Cause, L.L.C. is well experienced in all phases of above ground tree pruning and tree removal.
Air excavation allows us to add organic material and to break up compacted soil for planting your garden, whether in an open area or under a large tree.
Need help figuring out what to do with your problematic trees? Root Cause, L.L.C. is at your service.