Whether you’re building or remodeling a home, trees play a crucial role by adding property value, privacy and curb appeal. However, trees and plants often become permanently damaged or killed during construction and renovations.
Before any project, whether it being residential or commercial; always consider the impact of construction. Here are a few ways to avoid harming your site trees:
- Careful Planning
- Coordinate With A Tree Specialist/Landscaper
- Mark Boundaries of Construction Zones
- Select Which Trees To Be Saved
- Prepare Trees By Watering and Fertilization
- Monitor Construction
- Layout of Utility Trenches
The tree’s root system must be preserved for long lasting health. Pipes and cables are harmful so it’s very important to have a landscaper on-site. Effective draining gives your driveway or sidewalk assurance from roots and handles water pooling. Benefits of trees are:
- Lower Energy Costs
- Enhances Appearance
- Reduces Noise
- Attracts Birds/Wildlife
Damaged site trees have negative impacts such as soil damage and grade changes. These damaged trees attract diseases and bugs such as scale insects, sap beetles, armillaria mellea and ash yellows. Always pre-plan because ” an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”
For more tree saving ideas, and other helpful landscaping tips, contact us today at Hermes Landscaping. We care about protecting the environment, while creating your dream landscape.