Plan for the long-term growth and health of your trees.
An often-overlooked part of building a new home is planning for the landscaping that will add beauty and value to the property. When you build on any plot of land, taking tree preservation into account during construction is extremely important – if you damage any trees, you may not be able to save them if critical root zones have been impacted.
You may assume that if construction occurs far away or on the other side of the yard from a tree, it is safe from damage. But many trees’ critical root zones extend to the edge of or even past the canopy. Construction performed in one spot can have devastating effects on a tree located on the other end of the yard.
Tree preservation plans account for the existence and protection of trees during the construction process. Large, mature, and healthy trees can significantly contribute to your property’s value, so taking special care to protect them during building should be a priority. Plus, if a tree is severely damaged during construction, it may die, and you will be responsible for removal. This can be costly depending on the maturity and size of the tree.
At WillowStone, we develop tree preservation plans for property owners and builders in the Owen Sound, Ontario area. Contact us today to find out more about what these plans include and how you can protect your trees during construction and beyond.