Protecting Trees During Construction Construction activities can cause serious damage and even death to trees if proper measures are not used to protect trees. Injuries to trees are not always obvious, and the decline of the tree may not be evident for months or years after the construction activities are complete. When such conditions do become evident, it is often too late to correct the damage, and tree loss or tree hazards may result.
Preventing damage to trees during construction is not difficult or expensive. In fact, taking protective measures will probably cost less than replacing or treating a damaged tree.
For additional information, see the: "Protecting Trees During Construction" brochure.
Vehicles, soil, construction debris or material should not
be placed within the Critical Root Zone, even temporarily.