Understanding Tree Planting in Construction-Damaged Soils

This publication discusses soils found in commercial, residential, and other landscapes that have been involved in construction are most likely different from soils found in places that are undeveloped or uncultivated.  When planting trees and other plants in construction-damaged soils, you most likely are dealing with heavily compacted, pollunted, and unfertile layers. For successful tree and plant growth, you need to understand the characteristics and capacities of the soil in which you are going to plant, especially soil damaged by construction.