We have given below a method statement for the protection of the existing trees on the project site. This is in many cases required to protect the trees and any other natural object that would be required permanently during and after the project is completed.
This requirement also comes when people are working inside the densely populated areas and the local regulations does not allow the removal of trees.
Also if a project is developed based on green building principles like LEED then it is also mandatory to not damage the natural environment and protect the trees in the project vicinity.
Step wise Procedure
Demarcation of Temporary Fence around the Trees to be protected.
Check the perimeter of the proposed temporary fence at least 1 meter or more if required and ensure Trees main roots are not affected.
Fix the post/barrier (safety warning fence ) around the areas of the trees after checking the safe parameter for the enclosure of the fence for the Tree Protection. Barrier will have signs attached to it for construction exclusion zone and that no works permitted within the barrier.
Avoid storage of any materials, chemicals, or any liquid contamination etc. around the barrier of Trees parameters.
Ensure that barrier around the Trees are always in good conditions and periodic inspection to be done throughout the construction stage.
Water supply for the Trees to be provided and ensure regular watering of plants to be done as per required.
Precaution measure should be for the quantity of water required base on the Soil and temperature conditions.
Protective Fence should be erected prior to commencements of any site works.
The barrier may only be removed upon completion of all construction works.