Tree Root Barriers

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The roots of a tree are central to its ability to grow and thrive – but the way in which they grow can be problematic. Tree roots seek significant amounts of moisture in order to remain viable and will grow in the direction of the moisture; when they grow outward, the roots can potentially interfere with the growth of other tree roots, or even cause damage to building foundations, roads and footpaths, underground services (e.g. gas and telecommunications), and garden beds.
However, it is possible to control the growth of tree roots. Rootcontrollers Australia can provide tree root barrier installation to safeguard important structures and thoroughfares from problem tree roots. As an installer of tree root barriers in Melbourne, we can service the needs of commercial, industrial, civic and domestic clients alike.

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How do Tree Root Barriers Work?

Rootcontrollers’ root barriers for trees are manufactured using high density polyethylene. We install a deflection barrier underground which diverts the growth of the tree roots downward rather than outward, enabling the roots to seek moisture while protecting roads, buildings, gardens and so on from any potential damage.

Unlike other similar service providers, our tree root barrier installations do not require trenching. By using water instead of digging machines, our methods are less destructive to the soil, cause minimal damage to tree roots, and result in no costly damages to pipes or essential services.

Proudly servicing the Melbourne CBD and suburbs, Rootcontrollers Australia can help with all your tree root barrier needs. Whether you’re a developer looking to ensure that tree roots don’t get in the way of your plans, or a local resident who has expressed concerns to their council about damage to a neighbourhood footpath, get in touch with us today. Call us on 0437 437 511 or email


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