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Tree Preservation Plans are often required when building a new home, and their requirements vary among different municipalities.


Our number one goal in this process is to save you time and money in permitting and construction. Because each construction site is unique, each requires a unique approach to tree preservation and permitting considerations.

Nova Arborist has completed hundreds of approved Tree Preservation Plans in many different municipalities.

Savings.  Consider this:  Buyers and tenants are often willing to pay up to 15% more for properties that have mature trees.  There are often tradeoffs to consider when choosing whether to keep a certain tree versus the cost of removing it, as well as the cost of the loss of all it's shade, wildlife and aesthetic benefits.  Older trees will take generations to replace. 

A good Tree Preservation Plan will save you money by:

  • Developing a plan that is based on your future preferences for your property.  

  • Minimizing the tree protection measures necessary, and collaborating with the home/property owner on any new tree selection.

  • Minimizing any new tree planting requirements.  

  • Placing new trees appropriately so that they grow & remain healthy, do not obstruct utilities, and do not cause damage to the home or its foundation.

Rewards.  A good Tree Preservation Plan provides benefits for both the homeowner and developer.

Healthy, mature trees enhance the property value of your home and community by providing:

  • Landscape beauty & curb appeal.

  • Shade and better air quality.

  • Reduced utility costs.

  • Habitats for various wildlife.

  • Sickly, stressed trees reduce property value, detract from a community, and discourage potential buyers.

Effective tree protection also helps to build a construction professional’s reputation and encourages future business, by:

  • Solidifying your professional reputation as a responsible contractor.

  • Encouraging future business as your professional reputation builds.

  • Increasing the value of your property – research has shown that buyers and tenants are willing to pay up to 15% more for properties that have mature trees.

Our Tree Preservation Plans include key elements such as:

  • Existing trees and forested areas surveyed on site and plotted precisely on drawings

  • Tree Inventory showing species, size, condition, description & recommendations

  • MInimizing, and often eliminating new tree planting requirements

  • Critical Root Zone delineation

  • Limits of grading/ground disturbance

  • New development on the site (i.e. buildings, paving, changes to existing grades)

  • Tree protection fencing and other protection measures

  • Tree protection signs

  • Root pruning areas

  • Selecting ideal new tree species' to be planted after construction (IF required)

  • Detailed planting schedule showing species, number, size, canopy coverage credit

  • Canopy coverage calculations as required

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