RootBarrier® RootPanels® Rib
Prevents damage by roots of trees to paving
RootBarrier B.V. has developed a new modular root guidance system, called the RootBarrier® RootPanels® Rib. These RootBarrier® RootPanels® are made from solid HDPE 2mm and contain upstanding guidance ribs, which deflect the roots downwards and allow them to spread once below the panel. This way, the risk of the so-called “flower pot effect” is eliminated and the tree has sufficient hold. The RootBarrier® RootPanels® can be placed linearly as well as in a circle or a square around the tree. The RootPanels® can be folded up to a 90 degree angle, have horizontal top edges that catch any stray root growing upwards and have built-in soil anchorage, which prevent the tree roots from pushing up the screen. The RootPanels® can be screwed together by simply using a drill and screws.
Easier and faster installation than other systems because of the length of 220 cm each
Every 18 cm, the 90° ribs of 2 cm width and 2.5 cm height, guide the tree roots downwards
All RootPanels® have a folded edge of 1.5 cm, which prevents tree roots from jumping over it
All RootPanels® have built-in anchorage, which prevents the tree roots from pushing the RootPanels® up
Flexible enough to install linearly, as a square or around a tree
Stiff enough to resist the force of the roots
Simple system to join the RootPanels® with screws
To be installed within 2 meter distance from the tree
International Registration No. DM/084 060
How the system works
The RootBarrier® RootPanels® are installed vertically. The roots grow horizontally and reflect on the vertical ribs. The 90 degree vertical ribs guide the roots downward, deeper into the soil. When the roots have reached the lower edge of the RootPanels®, they exit the system, accessing the soil volumes required to achieve a mature healthy tree. Roots which may grow upwards, will be stopped by the folded edge on top of the RootPanels®.
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