Terrain Aeration Services water logging

No More Waterlogging – Terrain Aeration Services Launches Tree Division 

Is there anything more annoying than having a match cancelled because of a waterlogged pitch? I didn’t think so either and, with our Lionesses well on their way to a European title, this really isn’t the time to let our sports pitches go to waste. 

Well, thankfully for us, Terrain Aeration Services is ready to make sure none of that happens.  

The company, which specialises in the decompaction of soil and root zones of both trees and turf, employs its ever-growing fleet of Airforce air injection machines across the entire country on professional sports surfaces (like golf courses and football pitches), Royal Parks, National Trust properties, as well as private residential gardens. 

Though the company has been around for over two decades, it continues to grow, and their most recent expansion is the new Terrain Aeration Tree Division, headed by David Churchyard. 

Terrain Aeration Services has been treating trees and the soil in which they grow for over thirty years and this new division is regarded as an opportunity to expand their specialist services.  

Having been employed as a head forester for twenty-one years on a 6000 acre estate where he was involved in working on and looking after all aspects of the estate’s extensive woodlands, David brings an extensive wealth of knowledge regarding pests, diseases and fungal growths to trees as well as turf.  

To continue to develop his expertise, David has taken part in many lectures and courses on veteran trees in various locations over the years, including Windsor Castle estate. He also took part in a film on AOD (Acute Oak Decline), the relatively new disease that began affecting many British oak trees since the last quarter of the 20th century.  

To add to that, the changes we’ve been observing in the national climate have also begun to strongly affect our trees, which means finding ways of keeping them alive is now a top priority. Though it won’t be an easy mission, David Churchyard is excited to stick his hands in the not-so-proverbial dirt and get to work. 

One of the many ways in which the company is planning to reach its goals, is by employing their Terralift machine, which is recognised by Tree Officers as a solution to deep aeration and relief of compaction panning around tree roots. 

The Terralift is to this day the only machine which can aerate around the root zone and put oxygen back into the soil. It does so by breaking up compaction and panning, which in turn provides relief from waterlogging and the danger of the waterborne disease Phytophthora.  

The plan for Terrain Aeration’s Tree Division is that it will be able to inspect and advise on suitable treatment without exposing entire areas of tree roots, which may cause undue stress to the trees. To achieve this, one-metre-deep penetration aeration treatment is used around trees and to treat compacted turf and grass areas.  

David has joined Terrain to head and expand the division and to get the critical message out there that “it’s the roots that are the root of the problem!” Many trees of all ages are struggling with compaction, which means that essential nutrients are not getting down to the life-giving area of the tree.  

Terrain Aeration’s message is simple: take care of the bottom – the roots – and the top of the tree will look after itself. 

Have you found yourself having similar problems with the trees in your back garden? Get in touch and let us know – we love to hear from you. 

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