Critical Root Zone
I have undertaken a prototype project
to demonstrate the use of GIS so landowners and city officials can determine
a safe zone to plant trees. The need of a safe zone for planting
is to prevent damage to sidewalks and building structures from tree roots.
The objective of this project is to identify the critical root zones of
trees. The guideline used for critical
root zone follows the City of Ann Arbor's ordinance.
Ms. Sandra Arlinghaus is my advisor
for this project. I take all responsibility for any information that
may be incorrect or misleading.
The report will discuss the following
This report will list methods to control
root zones as well as products. I do not recommend or support any
type of method or product that is contained in this report. My intent
is to provide some information about critical root zones along with some
methods and products available to control damage from tree roots and promote
the use of healthy trees (native) in urban areas.