ReRoot™ Root Barrier
ReRoot™ by Citygreen is the premium linear ribbed root barrier, designed to direct and guide exploring tree roots down and away from nearby services, pavements, and building infrastructure. This high-density ribbed root barrier is supplied in 30m rolls of 300mm and 600mm depths.
Why use a Root Barrier?
- Protection for Structures: Root barriers create a physical barrier that prevents plant roots from infiltrating and damaging foundations, walls, pipes, and other infrastructure. This can extend the lifespan of buildings and reduce maintenance costs.
- Prevent Sidewalk and Pavement Damage: In urban areas, tree roots can lift and crack sidewalks and pavement. Root barriers help to contain root growth and prevent such damage, improving the safety and aesthetics of streets, walkways, and landscapes.
- Preserve Landscaping Design: Root barriers allow landscapers to control the growth of plants, ensuring they grow in the intended areas and don’t encroach on other plants or structures. This is particularly useful in commercial and residential landscaping projects.
- Cost Savings: Installing root barriers can be more cost-effective over the total lifecycle of the tree due to minimising repairing or replacing damaged structures and landscapes due to root intrusion.
- Environmental Preservation: In some cases, root barriers can help protect native vegetation by preventing the spread of invasive plant species. This can be important for maintaining the ecological balance of an area.
- Flexible Installation: Root barriers come in various forms, including sheets, rolls, and panels, and can be installed at different depths and angles to suit specific needs. This flexibility makes them adaptable to various types of projects and landscapes.
- Root Health: While root barriers are designed to restrict root growth in certain directions, they can also benefit plants by promoting healthier root growth in the desired direction. This can lead to stronger and more stable trees and plants.
- Ease of Maintenance: Root barriers generally require minimal maintenance once installed. Periodic inspection to ensure they remain intact and haven’t shifted is usually all that’s needed.
- Regulatory Compliance: In some regions, local regulations may require the use of root barriers to protect public infrastructure, making them a necessary component of certain construction and landscaping projects.