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Construction activities, such as heavy equipment operation, soil movement, and concrete pouring, can significantly impact the health of a landscape, particularly its trees. As a contractor, it’s essential to consider your project’s environmental impact on surrounding plant life. That’s where Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists can help. Our team of skilled arborists offers contractor tree resources and solutions that safeguard nearby trees while allowing you to complete your project without worry. 

From initial tree inspections to pruning, removal, and root protection, we provide guidance and assistance throughout each construction phase.

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Trees can tolerate some minor disturbances, but if construction or heavy equipment gets too close, it can result in damage to the tree. Here are some of the common ways construction activities damage trees:

  • Damaging Roots: Construction often involves digging and excavation, which can harm a tree’s roots. Tree roots are essential for stability and nutrient absorption. Damage to the roots can disrupt the tree’s ability to obtain water and nutrients.
  • Compacting the Soil: Heavy construction equipment and foot traffic can compact the soil around a tree. Compacted soil hinders a tree’s ability to get needed oxygen and water, which can lead to poor growth and nutrient deficiencies
  • Causing Soil Erosion: Construction activities can remove the protective layer of topsoil and expose a tree’s roots. Tree roots are sensitive to drying out and can be damaged by direct exposure to air and sunlight.
  • Heat Damage: Construction equipment can produce high levels of heat If these machines are operated close to trees, the excess heat can damage leaves, bark, and sensitive tree tissues.
    Chemical Damage: Construction equipment may leak fuel or oil, which can contaminate the soil and harm tree roots.

These issues, even if not immediately evident, can result in long-term tree health problems. Weakened or damaged trees could pose serious risks to property occupants and visitors over time.

Ideally, before starting any on-site work. An arborist consultation should be considered an important part of the planning phase. After assessing the landscape, a professional arborist will collaborate with you to create a tree health maintenance plan, minimizing environmental damage during construction.

Tree protection does not have to be invasive or complex. Minor adjustments to your construction plan can make a substantial difference in preserving the well-being of the surrounding nature. Some examples of tree and plant health-preserving techniques we use during construction include:

  • Installing tree protection fences
  • Creating pathways for heavy machinery
  • Continuous tree health monitoring
  • Aerating the soil to alleviate compaction
  • Implementing post-construction maintenance

ISA-Certified Arborists for Construction Consultations

When undertaking construction projects, contractors must factor in the environmental consequences of their work. Protecting trees should not be a complicated process. Drawing from over 28 years of experience and working with numerous businesses in the San Jose, the ISA-certified arborists at Anderson’s Tree Care Specialists excel at foreseeing and mitigating potential challenges at every stage of a project.

Whether you need tree assessments, assistance with removal, or expert advice on construction planning, our team of contractor tree resource professionals is ready to assist. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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