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WEC278: Conservation Subdivision: Construction Phase – Protecting Trees and Conserved Natural Areas

Figure 2. The top illustration demonstrates where the fence should be placed to protect the dripline for trees with wide crowns. For the bottom illustration, tall trees require a tree protection zone that is 1.5 times the dripline radius. Both techniques protect approximately 50% of the root zone. Illustration Credit: Barbara Halderman