If you can avoid anything at all, you want to avoid doing any root damage to your tree. It usually will happen during construction or other invasive work and can severely impact the health of or kill an aged tree. To be safe, the best thing you can do is just not do any digging within the drip line of the tree, where the branches reach out to. The farther away you can stay from the tree the better. Good tree preservation starts at planting, but often times a tree will have been on the property longer than you have. That’s where arborists come in, we can ensure your trees are healthy and check their health profile from leaf to root.