Fortunately, we have seen many cities put tree protection ordinances in place. In light of the negative impact of construction, trees can be quite vulnerable. Not to mention, these kinds of ordinances also promote more responsible planning measures. When conditions around them shift, trees need to be able to adapt. And yet, mature trees especially, have established biological systems that make adapting more difficult. This is why an arborist’s report is often required.

The type of protection needed is far more in-depth than just protective fencing for example. It has to start right in the very beginning, right from the planning stage. This is where Evergreen Arborist Consultants comes in. We evaluate the situation and recommend which trees have the best chance of survival. Next, it’s about determining where grading may need to be changed as well as planning how to work around the root zones.  

Construction without question can be disruptive and undermine a tree’s overall health. Take compaction for example. When heavy equipment rolls over tree roots, or when additional soil is added to the root system, oxygen supply decreases. The tree’s ability to absorb water lessens. And this could very well lead to a premature death. 

Tree protection regulations help ensure that during a construction project any affected trees have the best chance to survive and continue to thrive. These ordinances preserve the trees and also property values. 

Planning is key. If you have a building project coming up, take the time to meet with our team of certified arborists. Know what steps to take beforehand to preserve the life of the trees in question. We have the knowledge and experience to help you do things the right way.