The ‘poor steward’ has compacted the soil over the roots from April to the end of September. This will severely impact the health and longevity of the sugar maple. The ‘good steward’ however has carefully piled all of the construction material outside of the dripline of the mature tree. He realizes the value of this tree to his property.

The Poor Steward - Material Around The Trunk Is Compacting The Soil

The Good Steward - Construction Materials Are Stacked Outside The Dripline