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Many construction activities are harmful to trees by causing soil compaction and mechanical damage. Advanced planning can protect your trees without limiting a project. Limiting stress prior to construction is much easier than trying to alleviate damage. In other words, prevention is the best treatment.

Construction damage can:

  • Decrease water filtration causing water stress
  • Reduce oxygen levels in soil killing roots
  • Make a tree vulnerable to other insect/disease and abiotic stresses
  • Take 2-5 years before symptoms appear

Construction Damage

Trees in decline due to construction damage

Basic strategies to limit damage to trees include:

  • Avoid storing materials and machinery directly under trees
  • Encourage the use of a single path for heavy machines
  • Use mulch to limit compaction
  • Water trees frequently

Construction Damage Prevention

Tree preservation starts before construction

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