Trenching Through Tree Roots

Some companies often hack through tree root systems while replacing sewer lines and water lines, installing irrigation systems, installing utilities, and even installing some types of fences. New construction can also place extra stress on tree roots. If you find yourself in need of such work, make sure the company you use either avoids the tree root systems altogether or takes precautions to minimize damage. If a trench must go through a tree’s root system, consult with a degreed forester or certified arborist before digging.