Many problems with trees begin with their roots system and the surrounding soil. Compacted soils are serious trouble for trees as they impede growth, slow oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and disrupt the nutrient uptake of the "feeder" roots.
Air spading provides high volumes of compressed air that breaks through heavily compacted soils without damaging roots. After the removal of soil is complete, it is then replaced with highly nutritional and microbial inoculated compost.
Another benefit to air spading is that it provides us a view of the underground root architecture and helps to determine if any disease or injury is present.