There are plenty of good reasons to protect trees
when building on previously undeveloped land.
Healthy trees can shield a house from noise, block
cold winter winds and hot summer sunlight, and
make backyard recreational space more attractive.
Strong, healthy trees also boost the value of a home
or building lot, so preserving trees saves money that
might otherwise be spent for landscaping. Given
these benefits, it pays to put some effort into protecting
what's already there.
During excavation and grading,
trees on the job site receive the
worst treatment they will ever get.
Specifically, it is the root system of
trees that is most frequently
injured by excavation equipment.
The depth and spread of a