If you are planning any kind of construction on your property, you need an Arborist Before Construction! Prized trees often decline and die within a few years after construction. Why? Soil compaction from heavy equipment; root damage from utility installation; and, changing the original grade are just some of the many abuses trees face during construction. (pictured right: Bark stripped from tree roots during construction has caused root damage and hazardous conditions)
You can avoid these problems by asking your Giroud Arborist to develop a plan to protect your favorite trees. He will:
- Evaluate the construction site.
- Determine trees most likely to be impacted.
- Recommend actions that may include simple protection measures, regrading, drainage systems and possibly tree removals.
For more information on protecting trees during construction go to our seasonal tree service page.