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Construction Damage

 

  

Construction Damage

Construction damage to root zones is common where sidewalks or roads are renovated in established neighbourhoods.

 

 

 Weedeater Damage

Lawn Equipment Damage

Mower and string trimmer damage may cause open wounds, which impedes water movement throughout the tree and increases its susceptibility to disease and insect attack.  Trees can be severely stunted or killed from this type of damage.

 

 

 Herbicide Injury

Herbicide Injury

Herbicide damage may be evidenced by browning, curling, dying leaves or irregular growth patterns. It may be difficult to definitely diagnose herbicide injury, since these symptoms mimic many other environmental stress symptoms.

 

 Salt Damage

 

Road Maintenance and Traffic

Roadside soils are typically higher in salt content because of winter sanding operations. This salt tends to tie up available moisture and aggravates drought symptoms on boulevard trees.

Airborne pollutants such as salt spray, vehicle and industrial emissions can produce a variety of symptoms like leaf edge burn, stunting, yellowing and witches'-brooms.

 

 Vehicle Damage

Vehicle Damage

Often, human caused damage is caused by collisions or accidentally driving too close to front yard trees.  It takes upwards of forty years to grow a tree to a significant size in Grande Prairie; Parks Operations asks you to please treat them with care and respect to help our urban forest remain healthy and vibrant.

Last updated: 12/3/2012 12:07:29 PM