Campey Imants Root Pruner
This machine is tough. Slicing through four inch roots with ease it helps maintain a balance between tree health and turfgrass health. Over time, tree roots are spreading laterally in the top layer of soil. They grow in length as well as diameter. The bigger they get, the more water they require. By severing these roots, the tree is prevented from stealing too much moisture from the grass. This affects less than 10% of a tree’s root system. The rotating blades only cut through roots less than 12 inches deep which is where most of the grass root system exists. Not only does this improve the health of our turf, it also saves money. The old method of managing invasive tree roots required the entire crew meaning that each year only a few holes could be done. With this root pruner, two people can finish an entire front nine in only two days.