Control roots of trees and bamboo to prevent problems
Root barrier for bamboo
Bamboo root barrier is a very effective way to prevent the growth and spread of the invasive bamboo species. The flat smooth surface of the barrier acts as a wall or root stop which directs the rhizome and preventing rampant growth. Since the rhizome cannot penetrate the barrier it will be directed to grow downward along the surface of the barrier. This action will prevent unwanted spread and growth while containing the bamboo.
Bamboo makes an ideal garden plant and grows
provide privacy and beauty. However, if left unchecked, it can grow
the garden and become a major nuisance. Using root barrier as a bamboo
has proven to be an effective material to prevent the unwanted spread of
Bamboo root barrier is ideal for keeping your bamboo plant in check
it running all over the garden. Our root barrier is made from HDPA ,recycled plastic with high density making it incredibly tough but also very flexible.
We recommend using this bamboo root
barrier when planting any Phyllostachys, Sasa, Pseudosasa or
Buy Root Barrier for Bamboo, Install and take controlHere you can find the best solution to prevent bamboo from spreading
Choose 1mm or 2mm heavy duty barrier
2mm tough heavy duty barrier- solve the problem for goodThe heavy duty barrier 2mm will last many years, it is very tough material that will stand
the pressure that will be created after few years.
weight 2m heavy duty root barrier: 4kg/sq/m
1mm Root barrierThe 1 mm will do a good job for few years but will probably not stand the pressure that the rhizomes will createweight: 1mm weight: 2kgsq/m
Prooved as best solution: I can tell you that these are also best value for money if
you wish to compare prices please bare in mind, compare the weight of the product.
you may find that most cheap products are far thinner
and will not keep the rhizome more than a year or two.
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Root barrier can save a lot of money
Root barrier is an essential product that prevents damage to foundations such as pavement walls, water systems and drainage systems. It also prevents competition between plants for water and nutrients. It is recommended to install when planting or after planting.
It can be used with bamboo, palm trees and any other big trees.
This product can be used as walls to drainage systems.
Root barrier can be supplied in varied sizes. Picture shows 50 metre roll.
Roots from a neighbour's tree or your trees may invade your property and compete with your plants for nutrients. Some trees,such as willow and birch, can be aggressive in seeking water and they can cause dry ground and mineral deprivation around them by removing water and nutrients needed for survival. Despite numerous tries, you may not be able to grow anything in these areas.
Tree Root Barrier
Anchoring roots are directed downward effectively extending the trunk of the tree. At the base of the barrier they spread out laterally, thus minimising damage to hard landscaping surfacesWhat is a good tree root barrier and when should we use it?
Tree roots are in most cases not as deep as most people think they are. In most cases the main tree root system is just about 1-1.5m deep and if there are deeper roots then these are usually very thin ones. (Though some trees' root systems are different).
The roots tend to be deeper in light or sandy soils, compared to heavy, deep soil, but it also depends on the tree species and how it gets its water.
In most cases, in order to control a tree in a garden, a 1m deep tree root barrier should be installed around the tree.
Our root barrier:
- Resistant to root penetration
- Resistant to puncturing
- Biologically inert
- Resistant to biodegradation
- Easily installed
- UV resistant
The use of root barrier can be around a tree or trees or in front of a foundation to prevent damage to it (a garden wall/pavement /pipes and so on).
If you use a barrier around the tree, try to provide the tree as much space as it may need in the future, to keep it growing well- so if it is going to be a huge tree (for park trees provide about 4m diameter bed around it). Small garden trees will need about 1.5m diameter and most trees will need about 2m diameter .
An extra 0.5m is needed for overlapping both ends.
When using tree root barrier around a single tree:
Tree size (when mature)
|| diameter needed
Length to order
Big parks trees
|| 1.5 - 2.5m
|| approx 1.2 - 1.5m
||5- 6 m
Roots in plumbing lines
Trees Roots frequently clog plumbing lines. The problem tree may be quite a distance away. Some trees are known for their invasive properties. A root barrier can reduce the problem if used properly.
Root barrier to protect a patio
I am planning to plant a tree in my small yard and remembered that you once wrote about a way to keep tree roots from damaging the patio. What is the method to protect the patio without damaging the tree?
‘’There are several methods to avoid the problem. Each method prevents roots from growing under the patio and protects the paving material.
The first method is to dig a trench along the edge of the patio each year. As you dig, you will cut the roots and prevent them from becoming large enough to damage the paving material of your patio. If the tree is a very vigorous tree that grows rapidly, this root pruning should be done twice a year.
A barrier may be placed into the soil to prevent the extension of roots under the patio. This barrier may be a solid substance (metal, plastic, or concrete). This will require digging a trench and placing the barrier material vertically into the trench to block the growth of roots. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest material to use for this is a thick plastic material that may be purchased in sheets. However, with this or other material, the overlap between sheets of material becomes the weak point in the barrier. Often the roots will find their way past the barrier, and in time these roots may cause the damage you wish to prevent.
Since you are planning to create a root barrier at the time you plant the new tree, you will not harm the tree when installing the root barrier. However, if any of the root control measures mentioned is used near established trees, care must be taken not to dig trenches too near the tree. Digging too closely to the tree can result in damage to major roots. This will result in damage or death of the tree. When trenching near established trees, maintain sufficient distance. The root barrier will also be effective in protecting pavement from established trees if the trees are not injured during the installation process.’’
Written by Curtis W. Smith, Ph.D., an Extension Horticulture Specialist with New Mexico State Universityto order free sample