Minimize the Damage to Trees and Plants During Construction

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Damage to Trees and Plants During Construction


Are you thinking on starting a new construction in the city, where there are streets, side belts and trees? Before going forward with the construction, do take a moment and consider the plants that can get destructed during this process, and try to minimize the damage. The plantation around a house or building adds to the place' beauty as it enhances the appearance, helps in reducing city noises, promote a healthy environment, and in turn, living. However, today, many trees that can become a part of the landscape of the building are unnecessary cut down. It gets a year for a tree to develop; however, it takes only a few moments to cut one down.


In this blog are mentioned some ways in which landowners and contractors can minimize the damage to trees and plants during construction. These approaches include protection plans, using of specific techniques that reduce the damage cost as well as repairing and treatment strategies. If you are serious enough in this, you can start off by hiring a "Tree Care Specialist or Certified Arborist." These professionals recognize the kind of soil where you are about to start construction and also are familiar with the kind of plants and trees growing in the area.


Often, the constructors focus on saving the tree, however during the construction, the roots of a tree are damaged, and after a few weeks the tree dies. Roots matter the most, and they go real deep. So, if you are planning to save a tree, you will actually have to take care of it from the roots, for they matter. One extra thing to keep in mind is that all trees are not the same from below. Some trees grow deeper roots while other might not require that much a depth, you will have to consult a professional to find out.


One way you can save the trouble, money as well as time if you develop a proper landscape protection plan in advance. Once carefully planned, the damage can be minimized and lesser money will be spent. This plan may include choosing the trees you desire to keep and to mark them. Furthermore, marking the development boundaries, preparing the trees in advance for the constructional disturbance that is about to happen and to preserve the soil during construction for the growth of plants in the area in the future. You might also need to visit the site now and then for inspection.


In the end, it will be fabulous if you properly plan the minimization of the impact of construction that will be held at the area. This can be enabled by clearing the site of construction and being careful not to immediately put down larger trees for they will expose the smaller ones to sudden sunlight and cause damage. You might also want to grade the changes that take place, keep a check on the soil removal and minimize the damage caused by it. Once the construction completes, your tree-prevention task is still not over, you will need to conduct a survey to know about the total damage caused and start working on the healing process.

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