• Re-establish the grade – if dirt has been piled up in the root zone during the construction process, return the grade to the original level. Water the tree as needed.
• Prune the roots – if roots have been severed, cut them cleanly with a hand saw. Make sure the tree doesn't have any stability issues as a result of cutting large roots.
• Vertical Mulching – for a severely impacted tree, you may want to install a vertical mulching system. Drill 2 in diameter holes 12 inches deep in the ground on a grid pattern within the tree's dripline. Backfill with pea gravel and then use these holes to apply water and fertilizer directly to the root zone.
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