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Planning new construction is always exciting! Whether it's an addition or a whole new house from ground up, the opportunities are endless and creativity is in full drive.  Anyone who has been a part of a major construction project knows that inevitably the project will grow, the timeline will lengthen and the budget will need to be adjusted.  One vital step that people often overlook is preserving the existing trees and shrubs so that they can be there to accent your new shiny structure when all is said and done.

Just because you are building new.. Doesn't mean you shouldn't embrace and preserve the old.  When it comes to trees, there are many benefits to keeping those mature oaks standing, including:

  • The shade they provide will help cool your new home and keep air conditioning costs down
  • If you cleared you land (which often happens during new construction) when you move in you will have no privacy at all
  • Mature trees carry a value up to $10,000 each! With all your spending, it's nice to know you are saving somewhere
  • Mature trees absorb close to 50 lbs. of carbon a year, and let off about 250 lbs of Oxygen.  A yard with abundant fresh, clean air is priceless.
Ensuring the health of trees before, during and after construction requires a custom built plan that is tailored to the variety, location and size of the trees on a property.  For over 20 years, we have been called on to evaluate and protect trees during new building.  We are experienced in working with developers and builders and have a thorough understanding of the area's climate, diseases and other threats that exist.  Our ultimate goal is to protect mature trees from harm so that they can continue to bring value to your property for many years after the project is complete.
If you have a new project you are planning, and are worried about the interference with your existing tress, call us for a FREE evaluation today: 914-725-0441.
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Steve Farrelly

As a lifelong Westchester resident, Steve Farrelly serves as the founder and President of Emerald Tree and Shrub Care Company. As an avid sportsman who enjoys fishing, swimming and more, he was inspired to start Emerald after witnessing various irresponsible acts taking place throughout the Long Island Sound.

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They hire skilled arborists and are trustworthy and reliable. They come several times a year to maintain our trees and shrubs and they always look fantastic. Moira P.
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