“Saving the trees on your lot when you clear feels great, but when the lot is cleared, the tree’s profile changes quickly and not always for the better.”
Saving trees makes us feel good. Unfortunately, the shape and scope of a lone tree change quickly and dramatically when it is given space to grow.
I have seen more people have to remove trees after just a few years of ownership that should have been removed during the lot clearing at great risk to themselves, their property and their neighbor’s property because they tried to be green during construction. While wanting to save trees during construction is a noble concept, it is more expensive and purposeless if you need to remove it later because it poses risk to the home or family. Look to add trees that are correct in scope and size after the home is complete.
You will be happier.
Remember that the tree that you see when the lot is wooded is not the tree you will see in just a few years.