Root barriers are needed to secure roots and force them to grow downwards. SCS Root Barrier is 0.5mm thick and suitable to line a trench or an individual tree. It will force the roots vertically to depths of 120cm before these spread laterally. For surrounds, simply line the edge of the tree pit and then overlap the material by 30cm, securing front and back with our root barrier joining tape.
Tree roots predominantly grow in the upper surface of the soil and spread out extensively laterally from the trunk. A good root system is essential to sustain healthy tree growth but the roots can be deflected to grow harmlessly to avoid damage to adjacent structures or services.
SCS Root Barrier is a tough, flexible and puncture resistant barrier which is highly resistant to root penetration and designed to protect structures and services from tree root damage, as well as controlling the spread of invasive plants (Such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Mares Tail and Bamboo).