Publix Supermarket tree protection
Project: Publix and Sun Bank Construction
Location: The Hammock, Palm Coast, Florida
Approximately 3,000 total DBH inches of trees on site and 1,930 inches (87 trees) were preserved on the 5-acre site
3 trees had diameters (DBH) greater than 60 inches
11 trees had diameters greater than 40 inches
30 trees had a $10,000 penalty clause established by the property owner. If any of the trees were damaged or removed within 3 years following construction, the contractor had to pay $10,000 for each tree damaged or removed.
Only one tree could not be accomodated and was removed. The penalty was paid.
One 50-inch diameter live oak was moved 45 feet out of the planned entrance road. Click here to see a photo and newspaper article about the moving the large tree.