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Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction

Possible ways in which existing trees may be damaged during a construction project and methods for planning and facilitating the prevention of tree damage. Homes are often constructed near existing trees to take advantage of their aesthetic and environmental value. Unfortunately, the processes involved with construction can be deadly to nearby trees. Proper planning and […]

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Recognising Tree Risk

Learn to identify common tree defects that may indicate tree risk and understand how tree risk can be managed. Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Understanding and addressing the risks associated with trees makes your property safer and prolongs […]

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Buying High-Quality Trees

Discover guidelines for determining tree quality at time of purchase and for identifying problems with tree structure, roots, and injuries. A high-quality tree, when planted and cared for correctly, may become a long-lasting asset to your property. In contrast, a low-quality tree may develop costly problems over time, increasing the need for maintenance and reducing […]

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Tree Selection

Understand important issues in selecting a tree for planting, such as the tree’s intended function, location, common pests, geographic regions and hardiness zones, and considerations for best placement alternatives. Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions a homeowner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree. Many trees have […]

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Tree Values

A homeowner’s guide to planning for, assessing, and reducing possible financial losses on trees, specimen shrubs, and evergreens. What Are Your Trees Worth? Almost everyone understands that trees and other living plants are valuable. They beautify our surroundings, purify our air, manufacture precious oxygen, act as sound barriers, and help us save energy through their […]

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Benefits of Trees

Benefits of Trees A lot of people underestimate the value of trees and the benefits they provide. Healthy trees provide a lot of value and amenity to a home. Some of the benefits that trees provide are: Shade Wind break Cleans dust from the air, absorbs pollutants and gases Shelter for wildlife Creation of oxygen […]

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