Stem Girdling Roots

Trees in landscape settings can develop this tourniquet-like phenomena, cutting off water and nutrients to the tree. There are treatments than can save trees suffering from this situation.

More about the process.

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This tree is fully leaved, but has major stem girdling roots.


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Stem girdling roots have weakend the structure of this tree.


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The base of the tree is now similar to a ball and socket joint.


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Only 25% of stabilizing roots were still attached.


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Had this condition been identified early on it may have been preventable.


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The arborists at Vineland Tree Care are trained to identify stem girdling roots.