Trees are an intrinsic part of life on earth. They provide the oxygen we breathe, a wide variety of food, and add to beauty and color to the landscape.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the construction of new homes, many trees are removed to make space for the building. Often, these are very old trees that have a history all of their own and cutting them down is a reluctant decision that many people make out of a feeling of necessity.
If you’re in the planning stages of building a new home and facing the prospect of having to remove one or more beautiful trees, then you will be happy to know there is another option. Architects all over the world are designing homes that not only preserve trees, but also make them an integral part of the home’s design.
This happy compromise lets you have a home in the desired location on your land without having to remove a much-loved tree. It also gives you the opportunity to create a unique, beautiful, and highly personal home. Before you begin to plan a home which incorporates a tree or trees into the design, here are four questions you should ask an experienced arborist about the tree or trees in question.