Air Spade

The air spade allows arborists to take a look at the structural roots, loosen compacted soil and incorporate compost and other soil amendments for your tree’s health.

How it works: The air spade connects to a large compressor and blows the soil safely away from the roots so that the arborist can examine the roots for decay. A large majority of the tree roots are in the top twenty four inches of soil so using a shovel may damage the roots leading to root system decay and tree destabilization.