The Root Barrier Specialists, Peter Scott Tree Care

For more than 20 years we have developed and installed DENDRO-SCOTT™ Root Barrier membrane in the United Kingdom.

We also offer complementary arboriocultural services.

Quality performance

Our root barriers are backed by long-term research and laboratory testing, and retain the best quality performance.

DENDRO-SCOTT™ Root Barrier membrane is also recognised by the Environment Agency. It features in their Code of Practice for the treatment and prevention of Japanese Knotweed invasion.

Impermeable barrier membrane

Our root barriers are eco-friendly and impermeable. They are installed underground to create a barrier against tree and plant roots spreading. This protects building foundations, road and pavement surfaces, and essential underground services, such as pipes, cables and other drainage systems. They are very effective for:

  • The containment, control and prevention of Japanese Knotweed invasion
  • Protection against tree roots and other invasive plant species that like to spread!

Using a root barrier is now part of best practice in construction and tree planting in urban areas.

We have a wealth of information about root barrier solutions and how they can be installed for both residential and large construction sites. Start here.



Thanks to our new, larger storage capacity in the UK, we are pleased to offer:

  • a wider range of sizes
  • shorter lead times
  • more competitive pricing.

Our guide to the costs of our root barrier products may help you estimate for your project.  For custom sizes, please get in touch. We always welcome calls and emails with any questions

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Environment Agency Guidelines

DENDRO-SCOTT™ Root Barrier is featured in the Environment Agency’s Code of Practice for Managing Japanese Knotweed (see pages 19-24):

Environment Agency Japanes Knotweed Code of Practice

The full government guidance is available here.