Bartlett Tree Experts Makes Arboricultural History
New Root Invigoration Process Becomes First Patented Root Maintenance Process in Field
Tree care has come a long way. Advances in science and technology have yielded many techniques that more effectively protect trees and shrubs. Bartlett Tree Experts has been there every step, backed by a complete research and diagnostic facility that keeps the company at the forefront of arboriculture. Today, Bartlett announced that it has taken tree care even further by making their innovative, new Root-Rx Root Invigoration process the first patented root maintenance process in all of arboriculture.
Root-Rx is the result of extensive research and testing conducted by the scientists at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories in Charlotte, NC. The new process relies on an apparatus modeled after supersonic air tools originally developed by the U.S. military and the utility industry. Bartlett uses an Air Spade™ to break up compacted soil and then mixes in organic mater and nutrients to promote root growth – without damaging the roots or digging trenches in the landscape.
“When my grandfather founded Bartlett Tree Experts, his mission was to preserve and care for trees. Even in 1907, he knew that science and technology were key to that mission,” said Robert A. Bartlett Jr., Chairman of Bartlett Tree Experts. “The outstanding work of our scientists enabled us to make this arboricultural first, and even better, deliver an effective service that meets the needs of customers and trees alike.”
Because it safely stimulates root growth, Root-Rx can help revive declining trees as well as foster the growth of young and transplanted trees.
“Elements like soil compaction, low levels of nutrients and lack of organic matter frequently lead to adverse soil conditions in urban and suburban landscapes,” said Dr. E. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D. and one of Bartlett’s scientists. “Root-Rx enables us to overcome these challenges, rejuvenating root systems and producing healthier trees.”
Bartlett Tree Experts has already used Root-Rx with great success on numerous residential and commercial properties. Healthier trees, less dieback, enhanced color and larger leaves are just a few of the improvements customers have noticed as a result.
About Bartlett Tree Experts
The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett has offices in 25 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, integrated pest and disease management, soil analysis and management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut.
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