Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction

As cities and suburbs expand, wooded lands are being developed into commercial and residential sites. Homes are constructed in the midst of trees to take advantage of the aesthetic and environmental value of the wooded lots. Wooded properties can be worth as much as 20 percent more than those without trees, and people value the opportunity to live among trees.

Unfortunately, the processes involved with construction can be deadly to nearby trees. Unless the damage is extreme, the trees may not die immediately but could decline over several years. With this delay in symptom development, you may not associate the loss of the tree with the construction.

It is possible to preserve trees on building sites if the right measures are taken. The most important step is to hire a professional arborist, such as one from Arbor Care, during the planning stage. An Arbor Care arborist can help you decide which trees can be saved and can work with the builder to protect the trees throughout each construction phase.

The links below provide you with some important considerations about the benefits of trees, what trees to plant, and other considerations about how to invest in trees and shrubs:

Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction