Whether you’re building a new addition or out-cropping to an established building or starting from scratch and building a new home from the ground up, building with trees can be rewarding and a challenge. Having established, older trees on your property offers a variety of functional and style benefits ranging from shade, allowing for lower energy bills, better air quality, and simple good looks. As long as you ensure that you’re following these rules, you’ll have no troubles during your build.
Ensuring that your trees are pruned adequately before bringing in the construction equipment is an essential step to ensuring that you have enough space for the work to be done without hurting your trees. However, unless you’re confident of what you’re doing this is best left to a professional. Improper pruning can lead to significant damage and the death of your trees.
Before you begin any work, take steps to ensure that you’ll have enough space to work around the base and roots of your trees without damaging them. It may be useful to ask your construction company for the dimensions of their widest needed equipment and to work together to map out a route that allows you to rope off trees while giving them ample space to work. Because you want to avoid hitting the tree or damaging the roots you may need to work with a local landscaper or arborist to see how far from the base of the tree you must be to dig safely.
One unique and playful way to build without damaging your trees is to build around them. For years architects have been coming up with unique ways to involve trees in their design. Not only does this ensure your tree is kept safe, but the result is an entirely unique and beautiful design that will only become more dynamic as your home ages.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.