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A tree’s seed must take root, before it can become a tall and shade-giving plant. A gardener that is supposed to care for that same plant should exercise great care, when cutting into any of the tree’s roots.

The root’s location offers a clue to its function.

Does it start at the tree’s base, and continue growing under the canopy? If so, then it should aid maintenance of the tree’s stability.

In order to guarantee maintenance of a given tree’s stability, the Tree Care service in San Jose doing the gardening chores must refrain from cutting any root that is more than 2 inches in diameter. Still, a gardener needs to appreciate the function of the small and fibrous elements in the root structure.

Those small and fibrous structures carry water and nutrients.

Whenever one of them has been cut, the branches in the canopy receive a smaller amount of water and nutrients.

If the amount of the nourishing substances flowing towards the branches were to become too small, the tree would show the effects of that diminished supply.

Observable and harmful effects of repeated cuts in either thick or narrow roots

Any cut could serve as an entryway for harmful, fungal infections.
Any cut could become a feeding source for bores or beetles.

Any cut could create an added demand on the tree’s energy. That energy gets stored in the leaves, when sunlight has fallen on an area that is rich in chlorophyll.

The chlorophyll uses the energy in the sunlight, the carbon dioxide in the air, and the water from the roots to provide the tree with stored energy.

If trees can create a source of stored energy, then why would any tree depend on the liquid nutrients in the roots?

Those liquid nutrients are minerals. The minerals play a part in the process that allows for utilization of the sun’s energy-filled rays. The minerals help the chlorophyll to carry out its transformation of light and heat energy into stored, chemical energy.

How does a tree’s seed grow, when it has no roots?

It uses its stored chemical energy to support the earliest signs of growth. A sprouting seed forms the start of a root structure and the start of the parts that grow above that particular structure.

A seed does not sprout, unless it has come in contact with water. The water dissolves the energy stores, and makes them available to the elements of nature that guide creation of the seed’s sprouts. Some sprouts represent the beginnings of what, eventually, should become an underground root structure. Other sprouting structures represent the start for an entire collection of tree parts, all of which grow above the ground.