Tree Care Best Practices – June 2018: Part 3

We are in the middle of a beautiful summer season and this is when we see more and more people out in their yards taking care of their trees, shrubs, and other greenery. We think it’s a good time to go over some “best practices when it comes to your trees.

Preservation Planning

Tree Preservation Wooded areas are preferred sites for residential development due to the aesthetic and environmental value of the trees, which can raise property values by as much as twenty percent. As such valuable sites, wooded lands are being rapidly developed as cities and suburbs expand. This development reduces the environmental and aesthetic benefits to the greater community.

Tree preservation is preferred to replacement, as a new tree requires twenty to thirty years to provide significant aesthetic, infrastructure, and environmental benefits. Unfortunately, trees are subject to many potentially deadly stresses during construction. Construction activity can cause tree death during a project or tree decline over several years, when the cause may not be as obvious. Trees must be carefully protected throughout the site development process to prevent damage.

How trees are damaged during construction surface and root zone impacts on construction sites can disrupt a tree’s interaction with its environment, leading to tree damage or death. Understanding these impacts and their severity is critical to successful preservation.

We will continue this series over the next few months covering a wide array of topics. Don’t forget, when you’re looking for the best tree maintenance company in Richland, we’d love the chance to earn your business.

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