Why does the most important component of a tree still get neglected in Urban
Forest design installation and maintenance?
Can you drive a car without a motor? Would you live in a building with structurally unsound footings? Can humans survive without major organs? The answer is no, and
trees can’t survive without a healthy root system.
Now we can argue the merits of the single most important component of an individual tree and its function. In a robust debate, there will be multiple arguments put forward regarding other essential parts of a tree, its health and function, although in every situation, a healthy root system is the essential organ.