Though trees have taken good care of themselves for hundreds of millions of years, in the built environment they face challenges for which they haven't evolved. They're often poorly considered in planning processes, frequently damaged, and they exist at the whim of individuals. Considering the incredibly interconnected lives of plants and what they add to our daily experiences, plants in disturbed landscapes need and deserve allies.
Often, the best thing we can do for a plant is to leave it alone. But there are also times when the preservation of a plant requires intervention. At a minimum risks that plants pose to people need to be addressed. Beyond that, the environment in which we place plants can often be improved to support their health.
I love trees and aspire to take care of them as best I can. To that end, I personally oversee every job.