Monday, August 20, 2012

Roots and Backhoes

We were called out because the developer wanted to save this tree... after,of course, they already prepped the area for the new retaining wall.

The minimum safe distance for trenching on one side of this 40 inch plus Southern red oak according to industry standards should be around 12ft.  This excavation is about 7ft away from the trunk.

Tree health is no longer a concern, instead this tree has been made a potential hazard.  This picture is a good view of the amount of root mass under the soil.