If you are new to the world of garden care, or perhaps just know how to do the basics, then it might be fair to assume that you have never thought about the trees in your backyard in terms of top and bottom! A tree is just a tree, right? It’s made from a system of roots, trunk and branches and needs water and sunlight to grow. Well, as it turns out it’s far more complicated.  The truth is that the bottom half of a tree can have a massive impact on the top half without you realizing. 


Don’t worry, a local tree cutting service can help. Here is all of the information that you need to get started! Here are some of the vital areas in which what is going on at the bottom of a tree can affect what ends up happening (or not happening) at the top.


A Tree Cutting Service Explains How The Bottom Of Trees Affects The Top


  • Nutrient Cycling

The decomposition of leaves on the floor facilitates a continuous cycle of nutrient replenishment, ensuring the soil remains rich in essential elements. Without this natural process in urban environments, trees face challenges in obtaining vital nutrients, leading to a range of health issues such as stunted growth and foliage discoloration.


  • Competition From Grass

Urban landscapes often prioritize manicured lawns, creating intense competition between grass and trees for resources. This competition limits the availability of water and nutrients for trees, exacerbating nutrient deficiencies and hindering their ability to thrive amidst the lush grass cover. This is something you might want to think about when considering where to plant trees on your property.


  • Soil Compaction

Construction activities and ongoing yard usage can lead to the compaction of soil, restricting root growth and impeding the tree’s access to essential resources. Addressing soil compaction through techniques like mulching and soil treatments can alleviate this constraint and promote healthier root development for sustained tree vitality.


  • Long Term Decline

Trees may exhibit signs of decline long after initial stressors have taken their toll. As trees age, they become increasingly vulnerable to the cumulative effects of environmental stressors, underscoring the importance of early intervention to mitigate declining health and preserve their longevity.

  • Root Growth And Soil Structure

Optimal soil structure is vital for facilitating robust root growth, enabling trees to efficiently absorb water and nutrients essential for their sustenance. By enhancing soil structure through targeted treatments, the tree’s root system can flourish, contributing to improved overall health and resilience against environmental challenges.

If you think that you could benefit from the assistance of a professional tree cutting service for the trees on your own property, then don’t hesitate to head straight to the best in the business at Cañada Tree Care. Feel free to get in touch with a member of our expert, experienced team and they will be more happy to answer any questions that you have and make the best suggestions based on your individual circumstances. We very much look forward to being able to help you and your trees to the best of our ability!