Can My Trees Be Damaged By Nearby Construction?

Can My Trees Be Damaged By Nearby Construction?

If you’ve worked or lived next to an area under construction, you know that construction projects can generate a lot of noise, debris, and even traffic delays. However, nearby construction can also result in damage to your own property, specifically the trees on your property. In today’s LMC post, we look at three ways your own commercial property could be harmed by neighboring construction projects, and what can be done to protect your trees from harm.

Trunk Or Limb Damage

One of the most common ways trees can be harmed during construction projects, even those occurring on neighboring lots, is through trunk or limb damage from construction vehicles or equipment. As bulldozers, cranes, excavators, and dump trucks operate on the construction zone, they can easily damage limbs and tree trunks as they move across the site.

Root Cutting

Another way trees are impacted by construction projects is through the damage or cutting of vital tree roots from service vehicles or equipment. Trees rely on root systems to provide essential nutrients and soil minerals, so the loss of tree roots can cause the tree to decline and even become unstable over time. This could lead to tree death and require the total removal of the tree.

Soil Compaction OR Contamination

Finally, construction projects can also damage tree health by compacting nearby soil and hardening it over time. When soil is compacted by traffic or heavy equipment, it loses the ability to absorb water, oxygen, and soil nutrients, weakening its root system and leading to tree failure.

If construction projects are expected to begin soon on your property or a neighboring property, consider Tree Preservation Services from LMC. Our team of Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals can assess the health and safety of your trees and construct protective barriers around it to reduce the likelihood of tree damage during construction. In addition, Soil Aeration services can also help to loosen soil compacted due to construction equipment or heavy service vehicles.

For more information on how LMC can help protect trees before, during, and after construction projects on commercial properties, contact our office today at 713-688-2435 or fill out our online form to request a free consultation.

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