Tree Preservation Plans: A Key Element of Any Home Building Project
Building a new home is exciting and with so much going on, the landscaping on the surrounding property may be at the very back of your mind. At the same time, considering tree preservation during construction is incredibly important because any damage that occurs to critical root zones can be irreversible.
Like many, you may assume that if construction occurs on the other side of the yard or far away from a tree, it is safe. However, a tree’s critical root zone extends at least to the edge of or even past the canopy, so even construction in one area can kill a tree on the opposite end of the yard. Why does preserving trees during construction matter? Here are just a few reasons:
- When a tree is severely damaged, it will eventually die, and you will be responsible for removal. Depending on the maturity and the size of the tree, this process can be costly.
- Tree preservation should be a priority because mature, healthy trees can contribute significantly to your property value.
- The shade and windshield provided by mature or larger trees can help you cut back on heating and cooling costs.
- Depending on your local area, there may be statutes in place that require a professional tree preservation plan before moving forward with certain types of construction.
At WillowStone, the tree preservation plans we devise include strategies for preparing trees for construction, limiting the amount of damage and stress during construction, and providing care that helps the trees thrive after the home is built. Contact us today to find out more!