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Tree Care & Root Barriers In Houston

Tree Care Houston TX

Tree Care & Root Barriers

EARTH IDEAS LANDSCAPING specializes in tree care that can add years of life to your growing and full grown trees. Click here to request a free on-site estimate.

Listed are some of the services we offer for your tree maintenance.

  • Planting
  • Fertilizing
  • Trimming
  • Seasonal Pruning
  • Disease Diagnosis
  • Deep Root Fertilization
  • Root / Foundation Barriers [protect your home foundation from damaging roots]
  • And more…
  • New & Old Trees
    Trees are a costly and major part of your landscape. Trees provide shade, privacy, and beauty but a tree in the wrong place can become an expensive problem in years to come.

    The ultimate size and shape of the mature tree, how much annual maintenance it will require, the location in your yard, and the purpose you intend are among the many considerations when selecting a tree.

    Many species with a wide variety of characteristics are suitable for our area.

    Why trees may need to be pruned:

  • Life expectancy of the tree
  • Amount of space allowable for tree growth
  • Desirability of the tree species
  • Expose Curb Appeal of your home
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    Foundation Cracks Related to Tree Roots
    Tree roots are hard to predict where they will grow, but if near your foundation, chances are they will grow straight to it. Moisture is the number one reason why trees seek the foundation. Unfortunately, this causes serious problems in the future.


    Bio Barrier Root Control System

    1. Biobarriers are made of a durable, non-woven, polypropylene geotextile fabric with permanently attached nodules containing trifluralin. Trifluralin prevents root tip cells from dividing, which is the method by which roots grow. The nodules are engineered to slowly release the trifluralin, creating a zone where root growth is inhibited. The geotextile fabric is porous to allow air, nutrients and water through it so that soil hydrology can continue to be healthy.

    Characteristics:For more than 30 years, trifluralin has been used between rows of food crops to prevent weed growth; because of this extensive use and numerous research projects, much is known about it. It has an EPA toxicity rating of class IV, the “practically nontoxic” class (acute oral: LD50, (rats) > 10,000 mg/kg), making it slightly more toxic than sugar but less than salt. Trifluralin has an extremely low water solubility of 0.3 ppm, making it unlikely to leach. It tightly attaches to soil, so it does not tend to migrate, and it decomposes in six months or less,
    so it does not persist in the ground.

    2. Biobarrier Root Control System prevents tree roots from growing in a zone around the fabric. Placed between a tree root and the area to be protected, such as a sidewalk, road, building, golf course green or anywhere that roots can cause damage, Biobarrier creates a barrier that causes roots to grow in another direction. Unlike solid barriers, it does not need to protrude above ground where it could be a tripping hazard and costly liability. Because it is a flexible geotextile fabric.

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