Our ISA Certified Arborists have many years of experience dealing with tree damage caused from construction without the proper planning to preserve and protect valuable trees. The best way to protect trees during construction projects is advance planning and monitoring the site during construction to assure preservation and plant health care. At Integral, we develop site management plans that will preserve your trees, scrubs and plants during construction.
Whether you are building a new home or adding to an existing home we perform an evaluation and develop a construction maintenance and treatment plan to help prioritize tree protection. Trees on construction sites are injured by: lowering of groundwater, compaction of soil, removal of top soil, loss or damage to roots, damage to trunk & leaf crown. When tree roots are removed or damaged, or fill is placed on the soil surface, trees may show declining symptoms within a few months.
The best way to protect trees on a construction site is to prevent, or at least minimize any changes that may cause injury. If you are planning construction at your property don’t hesitate to call us for an evaluation and pre-construction advice. It will save you time and money in the long term!