LA Tree Lovers Unite!

Jan 19

Root Aeration

With rivers up in south Louisiana and the water table maxed out, water is not draining off like it should. It's amazing how much ground water in Baton Rouge seeps into aquifers. Only surface water that initially runs off goes into the drains/creeks/bayous and eventually to Amite River. A large percentage of what doesn't evaporate or immediately drain off simply seeps into the aquifers which are EVERYWHERE. In our area, we don't get much evaporation this time of year.

90% of the problems with trees, especially mature live oaks start in the root system. 75% of THOSE problems stem from compacted root systems. How often do you see hardpan* under live oaks? Obviously, not healthy for roots. 

SOIL COMPACTION KILLS TREES!

With tools called Air-spades, Louisiana Tree Service uses compressed air at high pressures to move soil around without affecting any the sensitive root system. 

We mix the soil with nutrient rich organic mulch that allows oxygen and water much easier access to the root systems. 

Louisiana live oaks and other native trees begin to thrive when allowed to grow through the "looser"soil."

For those of you who want more technical knowledge, check out this link from our fellow arborist.

Thanks for being a fellow tree -lover, and all the best in 2016!

Jay Hannaman, Arborist LDAF #2164
jay@louisianatreeservice.com
(225) 978-1018 

*In soil science, agriculture and gardening, hardpan or ouklip is a general term for a dense layer of soil, usually found below the uppermost topsoil layer. There are different types of hardpan, all sharing the general characteristic of being a distinct soil layer that is largely impervious to water.


Aug 03

Free Estimates on Tree Service

We offer free estimates on Baton Rouge tree services for private and commercial properties. Our services include but are not limited to, tree removal, tree pruning, cabling, tree assessment, forestry mowing, stump grinding, consultation for landscapes and so much more. Our services enhance the value and usability of your property. Call us at 225-978-1018 and request a free quote.

We will take a full site assessment by walking your property or properties and let you know exactly what the services and work that needs to be carried out will cost. Our plans are very budget friendly. We work in a timely manner and can complete most projects the same day. We offer 24-hour emergency tree service for 911 and other hazard situations. Give us a call, no matter the time.