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Preserving roots

tree rootsPreserving intact roots is the most important part of tree preservation. Preserving all the roots may not be practical since they extend way beyond the edge of the canopy. We find that if roots under the canopy can be left undisturbed then trees have a good chance to survive. There are several aspects of this and each is important.

Here are key strategies to tree preservation:

  • Preserve trees in groups rather than individual trees
  • Add no fill to the area under the canopy
  • Do not operate equipment of any kind under the canopy of the tree.
  • Do not park under trees
  • Do not direct water toward trees to be saved
  • Route utiities into one trench, not several