“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This is as true with trees as it is with humans. Good tree health always starts with root health. The majority of tree decline in the urban landscape is due to soil compaction, tree root girdling, excess soil/mulch, poor soil health, and poor drainage. This is often related to issues with nursery-grown trees, construction damage, and lack of organic matter for the soils. Greenlink arborist can assess the root health and soil conditions for trees of any maturity and provide recommendations to improve the root growth environment. Providing good root and soil health will improve a tree’s resistance to insect, disease, and environmental stress.