Today’s Thought: What if cover cropping could serve as a quasi/reinforcing-TPZ?
We are exploring the efforts of cover cropping in a whole new light – what if cover crops could create a natural looking Tree Protection Zone during minor construction? By plating the seed in the Critical Root Zones of trees, the crop would germinate surrounding the major areas of potential injury. If the idea was communicated effectively, no machine, equipment or foot pressure would enter the area of germination.
Double positive! – the cover crops would only be adding to the microbial health and rooting structure of the tree as it was standing guard!
Something to think about … will report back.