What can I do to protect my trees from construction activities?

December 2nd, 2015 by gardens_admin

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First, avoid disturbing the soil about the base of a tree as much as possible and never add more than an inch or two of soil. The most common cause of tree failure during building is that too much soil gets placed about the base of the tree.

Secondly, while a healthy tree can survive some root loss, don’t cut them if at all possible, especially large ones. Maintain a two to three inch layer of mulch about the base of the tree to help conserve moisture and to avoid the need for mowers to come too close to the trunk. During the growing season apply one inch of water each week during dry periods to help trees recover from construction induced stress.

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