Air Spading

An AirSpade® is a pneumatic (air-powered) digging tool we use to excavate around trees without injuring them. Construction projects sometimes leave mounds of dirt piled around tree bases, which can lead to rot. Removing these mounds with an AirSpade® ensures that the tree isn’t damaged in the process. An AirSpade can be used to alleviate soil compaction underneath trees, or to expose the root collar of a tree to inspect for root defects such as circling or girdling roots.