Will a trencher cut through tree roots?
When it comes to backyard projects or large-scale building endeavors, roots can be one of the worst barriers to deal with when trenching. From tree roots to tough weed and bramble roots, removing these root systems from your dig site can be costly and backbreaking work. However, using a handheld trencher can save you hours of labor when digging through tree roots. A handheld trencher is capable of cutting through roots easily, though not quite like a how chainsaw would cut through a tree. That being said, the ease of control and maneuverability of the handheld trencher makes digging through tree roots for your project easier than ever, and can help save you from hiring expensive (and damaging) construction equipment.
So, will a trencher cut through tree roots? Yes, with the right equipment
Handheld trenchers cut through roots as long as the roots are at maximum 3 inches in diameter. If you are trying to cut through more intensive tree roots to avoid digging through them, you should have your trencher outfitted with the newest chain, and make sure you have the device set to the appropriate setting.
Safety is critical when cutting through tree roots with a trencher, so make sure to take it slow and angle the device away from you. Speeding through the project at hand increases your chance of accidents with the trencher, so proper use is key in getting the job done right. For more intensive projects, larger equipment may be needed, and a trencher is not advisable for large tree removal projects or incredibly deep trenches, as they cannot reach as far down as may be needed to remove all roots.
Digging through tree roots with MiniTrencher
If you are looking to take on a project, a handheld trencher can help keep your backyard remodel simple, and allow you to do most of the work yourself. With the ability to cut through moderately sized roots of trees and other plants, the MiniTrencher can save you a lot of work when it comes to digging up yards for commercial or personal use. The ease of control also allows you to do a lot of your own work, and can save you money hiring a build team.
If you are in the market for a hand trencher to help you build a root barrier, install irrigation or any other project, contact the pros at MiniTrencher. We would be happy to help you decide on the right make and model for you, as well as answer any questions you may have about the scope of your project at hand.