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Almost every single plant in the garden is most likely to be damaged during the process of construction. However, plants usually get crushed or completely get run over by the people on site of the construction even though apart from plants but roots, small trees, branches and stems also face the same amount of risk. Enabling the construction workers to run over the physical property will cause harmful damage to the garden or simply the death of the plant. Several approaches can be utilized that can assist home construction and gardens to balance each other apart from ruining each other. To prevent damaging the existing plants and trees a huge amount of machinery is required to dig a ground or the basement which can help to create roads that will support the oncoming vehicles. An arborist must plan and care about the requirement to protect plants and trees on the construction site. Apart from protecting plants, he can work with the construction teams to preserve plants during the individual stage of the construction.

Proper Fencing

Protecting smaller plants with a fence is a simple way to prevent them from damaging. They can easily be dug up with the roots covered with the soil which keeps them moist for several weeks. However, larger and taller plants demand the help of a professional as they require to be followed through preparation in the soil before installing them back to the ground. To put a plant in proper fencing require a better procedure even for larger plants and trees this simple approach can assist in bypassing the constructional damage to the plants without the need of relocating and removing them completely. However, an arborist Northern River will do the fundamental checkup right on the site. Generally, what they do is relocate the trees from place to place to protect them from construction machinery and allow a clear path for all teammates.


During the time of home renovation, precise planning with the designers and contractor is quite significant as important to prevent any specific damage to the plants. Keeping the site on a safe side you should allow the only single access to your property you should be able to command all the contractors to drive and park their respective vehicle to a designated area. Usually, the same route will later be utilized for going in and out for contractors to bring water lines the excessive amount of cutting material, wires or it will become a storage area for them until the construction finishes. You should have to put limitations to the area of burning as it should be located to a different area in construction working territory, rather than somewhere close to the plants.


All Preserving plants during the process of construction can also be achieved by just simply covering them with a large piece of a plank, spraying chemicals to prevent them from toxic fumes of construction and you can try putting a huge piece of sheet to protect them. However, this can help them to be safe from oil, paints, tar and other harmful chemicals that would be utilized during the time of construction from reaching the plants. Generally, sheets play a vital role here because being a lightweight cloth a sheet can provide a decent amount of light and air to make the plant fresh and let it breathe. For instance, if you have sensitive plants then make a proper structure around each of them to protect from a large sheet from crushing the roots and stems.

Stay Connected to the Contractor

You should need to keep yourself connected through communication with the contractor of the construction team to keep away that heavy machinery and types of equipment away from the trees and small plants around the site. For instance, ongoing equipment of heavy machinery more or less a vehicle can damage and press the soil and roots deeper to the ground irreparably damaging it. There will be a time when you will not be able to stop temporary traffic over the root system, however, an arborist will apply a heavy coat of gravel which will drastically reduce the amount of compaction which will help to protect the rooting ambience.

Plant Treatment

If you have damaged your plants and trees it will need several years to get themselves repaired from the injury, to adjust in the environmental fluctuations that happened during the time of construction. Damaged trees are more likely to opt for strength difficulties like getting insects and toxic diseases. However, communicating with your arborist then it will be his duty to look after your plants while giving them proper maintenance and monitoring your trees. Apart from all these factors and safety measures taken by your plants they may face an injury in the future, however, your arborist will recommend your plant medical treatments to minimize the pressure and enhance them to expand throughout your trees.

However, trees and plants play a vital role to convert co2 in the atmosphere to breathable oxygen throughout the procedure of photosynthesis, by this approach trees and plants are a general source of oxygen. If you plant more trees then you will face less amount of carbon dioxide and can enjoy the clean and breathable atmosphere. However, giving protection to your plants during the time of construction is relatively significant as planning to design with your contractor to enhance your property without harming any plant and trees is quite a professional behaviour.


You should take all the relevant measures to protect your plants and trees which should be into the construction contract in detail that what construction workers can or cannot do around the trees without harming them. It would be quite vital to use signboards or post arrows to keep them reminded about the plants they are about to damage. The contract should include the fines and penalties of breaching the contract in case of damaging a specific plant or completely killing it as fines will be according to the possible severity of the damage.

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Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.