If soil becomes too compact it can starve your tree of the necessary oxygen, nutrients and micro-organisms activity it needs to survive.
This is particularly common in urban environments where trees are in high traffic areas like footpaths, carparks or streets.
Trees are natural recyclers, and unlike their forest-based counterparts, our urban trees don’t have dead branches or leaf matter around their base – a crucial part of a trees ecosystem.
Soil that is too compact can stunt tree growth, and through water and temperature imbalances, can lead to other complications such as root rot.
Natural de-compaction through proper mulching and watering can take years, so to give your tree the best chance at life we use a tool called Air-Spade.