ITEM 658 TREE ROOT AERATION
658.04 Aeration for Trees Not Welled
658.05 Aeration with Tree Wells
658.06 Earth Embankment
658.07 Method of Measurement
658.08 Basis of Payment
658.03 Preparation. The feeding root area to be protected and aerated is the ground surface area lying within the periphery of the tree or shrub not marked for removal. Prepare these areas by excavating all vegetation, wood, brush, and debris.
658.04 Aeration for Trees Not Welled. Where the earth fill is less than 12 inches (300 mm) and more than 4 inches (100 mm) over the feeding root area, loosely spread an aggregate aeration course of one-half the height of fill, but not less than 3 inches (75 mm), over this area. At the tree trunk, increase the thickness to the height of the fill and extend it outward from the tree trunk in collar form for a distance of 15 inches (0.4 m). Place a 2-inch (50 mm) layer of straw or hay over the aggregate.
658.05 Aeration with Tree Wells. Place an aeration course of aggregate while constructing the tree wells and before any other filling. Do not place any aggregate inside the tree well (between the wall and the tree trunk). Place the aggregate over the entire feeding root area outside of the tree wells to a total depth of 6 inches (150 mm) for each 12 inches (300 mm) of earth fill, or proportion thereof, but place a minimum depth of 6 inches (150 mm) regardless of depth of overlying fill. Place a 2-inch (50 mm) layer of straw or hay over the aeration layer.
658.06 Earth Embankment. Perform excavation and embankment, as necessary, according to Item 203.
658.07 Method of Measurement. The Department will measure Tree Root Aeration by the number of cubic yards (cubic meters), measured in the carrier or truck according to 109, of the aggregate furnished, placed, completed, and accepted.
The Department will pay for accepted quantities at the contract price as follows:
Item Unit Description
Tree Root Aeration