Quite opposite of the typical instinctive thought, putting a patio around a tree can be very beneficial to the tree. I will cover the fundamental benefit the tree receives from a patio and discuss the pros and cons of different construction materials / techniques.
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Quite possibly the only thing better than being under a shade tree in the summer is taking a dip in the pool. If you are planning to build an in-gound pool near one of your prized trees be careful. You are going to be digging a big hole in the ground and will likely be taking many tree roots in the process.
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Tree care that takes place after the construction process is arguably the most part of mitigating damage from the construction process. Even if you had a great tree protection plan and follow it to the “T”, there is going to be damage done. Probably to both the canopy and especially the root system. It will take the trees years to recover from the damage. But, engaging in appropriate after care will help speed up the recovery and minimize the signs of stress.
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You basic plan should be outlined by the time construction begins. Things change during construction and your tree needs may change as well. There are a few things you should be ready to manage while construction is going on.
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Good tree protection starts with planning. At this stage changes can be made to move buildings, parking lots, utility lines, etc. And, schedules and expectations can be established to ensure the trees get what they need when they need it and provisions can be made for after care. There are a few specific strategies that need to be articulated at the planning stage.
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There are several facets of construction site tree protection that need to be covered. Most of the basics are pretty straight forward. Since all construction sites are different, the tricky part is understanding the impact to trees on your particular site. Some of the things you can do yourself, and some of the techniques will require you to hire a professional tree guy.
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