When looking for a solution to prevent paving from being pushed up, you must take a look at the GreenMax Tree Root Guide, a tree root guidance system. The Tree Root Guide can be used within 2 meters of the tree. Conventional root barriers do not guide roots and therefore offer no stability and limit the room to grow. Root barriers can only be used at distances of 2 meters from trees.

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Why use the Tree Root Guide?

The Tree Root Guide by GreenMax is used both for new plantings, and after roots have been cut (renovation), to preserve the beauty and value of fully-grown trees. By using this root guidance system, you improve the quality of air and life, in cities as well as in other urban environments.

How does the root guidance system work?

The root guidance system is a series of interlocking panels that act as a root deflector placed between roots and hard landscapes. Tree roots grow horizontal and reflect on the vertical ribs. The 90-degree vertical ribs guide roots downward, deeper into the soil surrounding the barrier. Without ribs, the roots would continue to swirl around the walls of the barrier (flower pot effect), this can lead to instability and suffocation.

Product specifications TRG

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Tree Root Guide sliding panel

A Tree Root Guiding sliding panel can be used for any tree pit dimension. The advantage of this panel is that a nice 90° angle can be created immediately.

It is an ideal resource for trees in the city if you want to prevent the roots from coming up. The roots are guided a little deeper into the ground, which strongly reduces the risk of the roots coming up.

The panels are 2 mm thick and have guide ribs and root anchors, but also include a double top edge, which helps prevent root overgrowth. The panel always protrudes slightly above ground level to prevent the roots growing over the panel. The strong double edge allows for a visually pleasing and neat installation. This edge prevents it from being damaged, broken or cut when the screens are accessed. A broken screen provides instant escape for the roots, reducing the screen’s functionality.

This strong double top edge makes the panels very rigid and also less flexible. Naturally, that contributes to the long-term goal. The only drawback of these non-flexible screens is that they’re more difficult to place in a 90° angle.

Application of Root Guiding Panels all around installation:

Protect the surrounding hard landscaping on all 4 sides of the tree with root guide panels. Use the maximum available space within the tree pit to ensure maximum uncompacted soil and free root space for the tree, and a good quality root guidance. Take enough space for the trunk flair as the tree grows to reach its mature size.

This panel is available in 2 types: type TRG45 sliding panel and TRG60 sliding panel.

Product specifications TRG sliding panel


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