Protecting and Preserving Trees during Construction

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Trees are valuable assets to commercial and residential property, contributing up to 25% of the property's assessed value. Successful tree preservation during construction assures the project's goals are achieved without jeopardizing the health and lifespan of protected trees. Since there must be a collaborative process by decision-makers for this to occur, people from all disciplines involved with the construction process, such as landscape architects, builders, developers, architects, and arborists, will benefit from this presentation. Information presented includes how to designate adequate tree protection zones based on the tree's structural and biological needs, specifying and installing protective fencing, and how construction processes such as cut/fill, trenching, and soil compaction effect both existing and proposed trees. Valuable lessons learned from working on a variety of construction jobs will be presented, tree protection specifications will be discussed, and tree protection myths will be presented and dispelled.
Bronx, NY
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Project Management
Residential Design
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn how to designate adequate tree protection zones based on the tree's structural and biological needs.

Students will learn to identify and develop protective measures.

Students will discover protective fencing, cut/fill, and trenching processes.
Jason Lubar
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New York Botanical Garden

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