Here is one of the first questions to ask yourself when dealing with a tree and construction situation: “Is this tree worth saving?” Many well intentioned protection efforts fail because large old trees nearing the end of their live spans were protected and younger trees weren't. Take time to look critically at your trees and decide what you want them to look like in 10-20 years.
It pays to keep your trees safe, so that they remain an asset and don't become a liability. This module will give you some insights into what it takes to protect trees – to keep them healthy, safe, and productive assets in your home landscape. The fact is, tree hazards are more easily prevented than repaired. In this case, your efforts at prevention will be a lot cheaper, and successful, than attempting to cure a damaged tree that is on it's way to becoming a hazard.