Reaping the Benefits of Existing Tree Cover

July/August 2015
This online-only article is a supplement to the July/August 2015 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
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May 13, 2015
It’s a paradox in residential construction: Developers clear a wooded lot to create housing, and one of the first things the new owners do is buy small trees to plant on the property. There are reasons for this, of course. It’s much easier to build when there’s a blank slate to begin with and crews don’t have to dodge large trees here and there. Perhaps developers tried to preserve large trees in the past only to watch those trees succumb to the compacted soil and trunk injury that’s par for the course on a construction site.

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