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Many people do not realize that construction, excavation and heavy machinery wreak havoc on the root systems of trees which can either stunt growth or kill a tree. The damage that occurs during construction may not at first be obvious unless the tree’s trunk was damaged. In most cases the tree appears healthy but produces little new growth.

Take the time and effort to learn how to protect trees during construction and work this plan into your remodeling plan. By developing and implementing a pre-construction tree protection plan you can avoid destroying or injuring expensive and often times irreplaceable trees and landscape.

Protect Your Trees During New Construction


Planning new construction is always exciting! Whether it’s an addition or a whole new house from ground up, the opportunities are endless and creativity is in full drive.  Anyone who has been a part of a major construction project knows that inevitably the project will grow, the timeline will lengthen and the budget will need to be adjusted.  One vital step that people often overlook is preserving the existing trees and shrubs so that they can be there to accent your new shiny structure when all is said and done.

Just because you are building new.. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t embrace and preserve the old.  When it comes to trees, there are many benefits to keeping those mature oaks standing, including:

  • The shade they provide will help cool your new home and keep air conditioning costs down
  • If you cleared you land (which often happens during new construction) when you move in you will have no privacy at all
  • Mature trees carry a value up to $10,000 each! With all your spending, it’s nice to know you are saving somewhere
  • Mature trees absorb close to 50 lbs. of carbon a year, and let off about 250 lbs of Oxygen.  A yard with abundant fresh, clean air is priceless.

Ensuring the health of trees before, during and after construction requires a custom built plan that is tailored to the variety, location and size of the trees on a property.  For over 20 years, we have been called on to evaluate and protect trees during new building.  We are experienced in working with developers and builders and have a thorough understanding of the area’s climate, diseases and other threats that exist.  Our ultimate goal is to protect mature trees from harm so that they can continue to bring value to your property for many years after the project is complete.If you have a new project you are planning, and are worried about the interference with your existing tress.

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