Tree Management on Construction Sites
Trees to be preserved in Edmonton construction sites should be protected with barriers to keep people and equipment out of the Critical Root Zone or Tree Protection Zone. Care should also be taken when excavating near the critical root zone. Exposed roots should be hand pruned to ensure a nice clean cut. This will help speed up the healing process and minimize potential diseases from establishing to the trees root system.
Care should also be taken to protect the neighbouring property’s trees. Trees do not know our legal boundaries and invisible lines that define property. Trees will grow where there is opportunity. Their root systems will also likely be infringing onto the infills construction site. Neighbouring trees should also have their critical root system protected. Neighbours should be consulted as to what kind of ground disturbance is happening and to convey intentions on minimizing the damaging effects to their tree. If no concern is shown for neighbouring trees there is a high probability that the tree may decline in health and a possibility of the tree becoming wind thrown.
If you require assistance before or during the building process, please contact us. At Just Trees we have ISA Certified Arborists ready to assist you with your pre and post construction needs for your trees.