Root Pruning Service in Vancouver, WA

Healthy roots are essential to the vigor and stability of your tree. If the roots are not strong, a tree will not thrive. Think of the tree roots as reaching out and branching, much like the branches in the tree canopy. The same principle of pruning branches applies to pruning roots. It is also important to prune roots when transplanting, shortening long roots to encourage more fine, feeder roots to grow. Frontier Tree offers an expert root pruning service.

Root care and pruning services can improve the beauty of your trees and the value of your property. Frontier’s root pruning expertise can restore your beloved trees to optimum health and growth performance for years to come, preventing unwanted removal.

Image of an old leaning tree growing on a slope with gnarled roots exposed and in need of root pruning services.

Root pruning can involve excavation of soil from the crown and root zone to examine any problems that may exist. Sometimes girdling or circling roots are discovered that may be impinging on other roots or the trunk, cutting off the all-important supply of water and nutrients to the tree. When water and sugars are not mobile and can’t move from the roots up through the trunk to the branches and leaves, then the tree will not thrive. Simply removing this problem root can allow the tree’s health to be invigorated and bounce back.

Symptoms Indicating that Our Services Might Benefit Your Tree:

  • Smaller leaves
  • Thinning canopy or foliage
  • Premature fall color or leaf drop
  • One branch or part of the tree dies back

The initial step of our root pruning services will include an onsite evaluation from one of our tree experts. Why is your tree performing poorly? We will consider all symptoms and environmental factors from soil conditions to leaf size in order to determine the health of the tree. Next, we will create a treatment program to nurture your tree’s roots back to health.


Root Pruning Services May Include:

  • Excavating the tree’s root collar and root zone.
  • Recreating the growing conditions that once kept your tree’s root mass healthy to rebuild growth performance to an optimum level.
  • Providing ongoing care for your tree to help it flourish for many years to come.

For a free quote on Root Pruning or any of our other comprehensive tree care services, use our contact form or call us at (360) 574-4125.

*Frontier Tree Service, formerly known as Sunshine Tree Service, has been serving Vancouver, Portland, and Clark County since 1980.  In 2010 Sunshine Tree Service became a part of the Frontier Landscaping Team. In addition to tree care, Frontier proudly offers full-service landscaping and maintenance. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.


Call us today for a free quote on all your tree service needs!