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Tree Preservation in Northern Virginia
Alexandria | McLean | Arlington | Fairfax | Springfield

Are you looking for professional tree preservation in Northern Virginia, Alexandria, McLean, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, Herndon or the surrounding areas?

Our tree preservation services can help to prevent issues that can affect the growth and condition of your trees on a renovation or construction site. Keep reading to learn some of the steps involved in tree preservation and why you’ll need professional help from a skilled arborist.

If you’d like to speak a certified arborist who can answer all of your questions, call (703) 348-1920 today. You can also click here to request a free tree preservation estimate.

What is Tree Preservation?

Tree preservation is a tree care service most commonly used when construction, renovation or other potentially harmful activities are being performed close to a tree.

The process seeks to minimize the chance of a tree being accidentally damaged, either by machinery, soil changes, or other results of side effects of construction.

Many counties in Northern Virginia (including Arlington & Fairfax) actually require steps towards tree preservation to be taken during construction and renovation.

Steps Involved in Tree Preservation

Tree preservation is a multistep process that is best left to the professionals. When you hire an arborist to handle your tree preservation project, expect to see some or all of the following precautions taken:

Deadwood Pruning

The first step in any tree preservation project begins with pruning deadwood to prevent/eliminate diseased or dying limbs. This provides a healthy foundation for the preservation steps to follow.

Tree Preservation Fencing

By surrounding trees with fences (highlighted with brightly colored warning flags), workers operating heavy machinery will know to steer clear from the trees. Arborists must calculate the CRZ and drip line of the tree to identify the best location for the fence.

Root Preparation

Root pruning and preparation needs to be completed to ensure that a tree’s roots are not damaged during the construction process. Professional equipment and knowledge are incredibly important for this process.

It may also be necessary to place mulch overtop of root zones to provide a protective cushion for heavy machinery passing through.

Compacted Soil Remediation

Soil surrounding a tree can be compacted and damaged during construction. This can reduce the amount of water and oxygen that makes its way to a tree’s roots. By remediating and irrigating the soil surrounding a tree after construction, an arborist can help to ensure that a tree’s growth won’t be stunted.

Where Can I Find Tree Preservation Services in Northern VA?

If you’re looking for one of the leading tree preservation services in Northern Virginia, then turn to Absolute Tree Inc.

We’re carry full workman’s compensation and liability insurance and are fully licensed arborists.

Contact us today to learn why we’ve won 4 straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

Contact Absolute Tree Service Today!

If you’re looking for a tree preservation service in the Northern Virginia area call (703) 348-1920 today, or click here for a free estimate.

Absolute Tree has been helping homeowners and businesses with tree service needs for years. Contact us today to learn how we can help you!


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