I love it when a customer chooses to do something that will keep their favorite tree healthy when removal seems like the only option. I have had several customers concernced about the roots of their trees doing damage to the foundation of their homes. I was called to do removals and stump grinding. Root barrier systems are a great way to protect a homes foundation from large tree roots that are too close. It is pretty easy to install but does require some knowledge. this is not always a viable solution but when it works out boy do i feel good about it. It is also way less exspensive than complete removal.