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Tree Preservation Plan For Plot #1 By Tyler Roehler
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Introduction This tree preservation plan is designed for the wooded lot number one located on the east side of McCormick Woods. The details covered in the following plan will go in depth on where on the lot the house will be placed as well as steps to preserve the trees on the wooded lot. All trees on the lot were examined and evaluated for health and visual defects. The following things are outlined in the plan below Detailed tree inventory of large diameter trees in close proximity to the house and driveway. A visual assessment of the trees that will be removed and preserved. Placement of erosion control fencing and orange protective barriers. Placement of utilities, septic, water to avoid critical root zone. Tree care, pruning before and after construction. Steps to be done prior to construction House layout shall be clearly marked with flags. Driveway will be marked by flags Removal of marked trees as well as those within the perimeter Fence areas defined and installed
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Meet with contractor to explain back fill, material, and equipment sites Critical root zone The critical root zone is valuable to a trees health. There are many definitions of where exactly the critical root zone is located. Some say it is the drip line while others claim it is safe to go one foot out for every inch of diameter at breast height. For the best results I have chosen to use 1.5 feet for every inch of diameter at breast height. Not all trees to be protected have exactly this amount of area in all directions from the stem, but all are close to having this range of critical root zone in all directions. When looking at the critical root zone you must take into consideration possibly damages to this area that will be detrimental to the health of the trees. The fences will be set up by the consulting arborist in the presence of the construction foreman to make sure that they are in agreement and understand the boundaries. The roots should not be cut during trenching, grading, etc. Other problems associated with the critical are compaction and excess soil on top of the roots. Compaction of the soil closes off the pores in the top layers of the soil where the roots grow. This makes the oxygen and nutrient dispersal to the roots. The excess soil creates the same type of problem by making it more difficult for the roots to get the oxygen needed for survival. The consulting arborist assigned to this plan will do an on site inspection twice a week to make sure roots are not compacted or cut from trenching.
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List of Trees to be removed within perimeter of house Tree Number Species DBH 1 Sugar maple 16 2 Sugar maple 14 3 White oak 10 4 White ash 26 5 White ash 28 6 White ash 23 7 Shagbark Hickory 16 8 Pignut Hickory 16 9 Black Oak 20 10 White oak 22 11 Black walnut 29 12 Silver maple 24 13 Silver maple 25 14 Silver maple 26 15 Northern red oak 32 Layout of large trees within the layout of the house to be removed
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The above diagram is the outline of the house and the large trees within the area. The numbers on the diagram match the numbers on the table above.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course FNR 445 taught by Professor Holt during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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