When going through construction, the single most important thing you can do is put up fencing around the drip line of your trees.
This collage campus was putting up a new science building; they did the RIGHT thing:
By the way, a year after the building was completed, the trees were flourishing!
Where is the drip line?
What else can builders do?
Well, not remove the trees, for a start.
Fencing is the next most important thing. After that, they can
- avoid parking vehicles under or near the trees. Protecting the drip line is so important so that the roots do not get crushed.
- avoid tying things to the trees.
- don't nail anything into the bark.
- nothing piled under the trees i.e. NOT soil, not equipment, nothing!!! Trees are not poles.
- appreciate the beauty of the trees :-) Maybe sit under the trees and take their lunch in the shade while they appreciate.
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