Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Importance of landscape planning before building (link)

Some planning at the start of construction prevents expensive headaches down the road.

The development outside Chicago is named Oak Tree Estates. But now, 10 years after construction, a more appropriate name might be Ghost Tree Estates: 80% of the stately oaks are gone because the builders didn't protect them.

Link: News : Trends : What Landscapers Wish That Builders Knew : HGTVPro.com

My neighbor's friends lost trees in just that way; the builder piled dirt on their roots.  And before our mother's house was built, the builder taped off an area that was the only access for construction vehicles.  There were no restrictions when our house was built, and we had to bring in a lot of fill afterwards to fill all the ruts.

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