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Often when planning to build a home on a wooded lot the health of the remaining trees is overlooked. Heavy Machinery driving over the roots of valuable trees to be left can do permanent damage. And the effect sometimes won’t be noticed for years down the road. Changing grade is also a very common issue that kills many trees post construction. Before a project is to start a Certified Arborist can come in and help plan out areas for construction traffic and waste as to do as little damage to other trees as possible. We can also help select good tree specimens that will be left and be a focal point of the landscape. Just a few hours of planning can make the difference of keeping valuable trees safe from damage. Post construction care is also something to keep in mind for trees that could not be avoided during the project.