After Construction: Remediate and Monitor

Remove contaminated soil, and aerate compacted soil. Make sure to maintain the same grade as before construction – more than two additional inches of soil or sod can ultimately kill an otherwise healthy tree.

Monitor trees for up to five years, checking for insects or disease that can strike a weakened tree.

Water trees during dry periods to help them recover from construction stress.

Fertilize annually with a slow-release non-burning complete fertilizer.

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