Rootex Barrier is a thicker material than Rootex bag and has a higher level of copper hydroxide on it. It is designed to give protection from roots for many years. It is rigid so that it can be put in easily vertically, yet flexible so that it can be curved around areas that are being protected.
Rootex Barrier is used to prevent established roots from penetrating into unwanted areas. The pictures show the installation into a 45cm deep trench next to a row of large poplar trees to prevent roots from penetrating into the drainage channels around a playing field.
Ideal for use to prevent roots getting near foundation, driveways & paths or invasion of roots from another area.
In some circumstances, the Rootex barrier may be laid horizontally e.g. preventing roots penetrating a certain depth because of what’s below such as drains, power lines etc.
Rootex Barrier is available in the following widths: 45cm (18″), 60cm (2ft), 90cm (3ft) and 183cm (6ft)
The 45cm width is suitable for most situations. In the UK nearly all the feeder roots will be found in the top 45cm (18″). Sometimes it may be necessary to go for wider rolls such as for foundations and where there may be a real concern at deeper levels because of drains etc. If laying horizontally then normally the 183cm (6ft) width is used.
If you need to overlap, such as when creating a circle or joining two pieces together, make sure it does by about 15cm (6″) and staple together so that there is no risk of roots getting between.