Limiting your project's activity footprint is one way to protect resources and save money. Activity area vegetation should be viewed as a resource and never be destroyed. Safe Harbor has developed several strategies for successfully transplanting these valuable resources. Other Natural Resources already on your site may be valuable commodities as well, including native topsoil and sand. Saving money is a good way to begin a construction project.
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(Buffer Zone; and Upland Resource Protection, including innovations in Conservation of Biomass; Conservation of Geomass; Protecting Natural Light; Carbon Sequestration; Hydrology and Native Revegetation)
OUR PUBLICATION IS STILL IN draft format
Our booklet illustrates innovative strategies that can save resources and money: download the PDF version here -> preconstruction resource protection
Pre construction removal of small trees must include the root bound layer of overburden. Image by Safe Harbor.
Image below by G. Peabody. Trees up to sapling size can be successfully transplanted if the overburden layer is included. Sometimes the upper branches may require trimming as the root stock adjusts to the new site.