New Construction? Better Protect Your Trees!
June 30, 2014
There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing a large, established tree. One of the common causes of tree damage and death is surrounding construction. Whether you are building a new home, adding on to your existing home, or even adding a new irrigation system, it is a wise investment to protect your trees. Damage done to roots often causes irreparable damage in the years to come. The resulting decline can be quick, or slow, but ultimately the damage is done.
In this photo, you can see that half of these established magnolia tree’s roots have been severed with the installation of this driveway. The prognosis for this tree is not good, and it will most likely have to be removed in the near future.
When you hire a contractor to perform work at your home, do you also involve a certified arborist? If not, you might as well kiss those big trees goodbye! It’s a good idea to have your contractor work with an arborist at the start of the project. They can help to properly protect your trees during the construction process.
One of our services is construction mitigation to protect the health and well-being of your trees. We minimize soil, excavation and compaction in the area of tree roots to reduce damage.