Tree Protection & Preservation

The following guidelines are intended to aid an architect /developer / builder in planning for and executing the appropriate actions that will reduce the risk of injury and / or disease, and improve the chances that trees designated for preservation will survive and thrive.  For more information on protection please read our Tree Protection and Pruning Guidelines document.

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Symptoms of Tree Stress

  • Attack by borers and pests
  • Death
  • Decay at wound sites
  • Early fall coloration and defoliation
  • Epicormic shoots
  • Heavy seeding
  • Irregular wounds on trunks and lower branches
  • Leaf scorch
  • Short annual shoot elongation
  • Small, yellow leaves
  • Thin foliage
  • Twig and/or branch dieback
  • Wilting