"Not all trees are obviously suitable to build on," Hogan says. A trained botanist inspects the trees on site then tags the so-called "buildable" ones. Homeowners come back to pick the tagged tree ... more 
"Not all trees are obviously suitable to build on," Hogan says. A trained botanist inspects the trees on site then tags the so-called "buildable" ones. Homeowners come back to pick the tagged tree they want, then the botanist returns to inspect the roots and check for possible insect damage. "We've had anywhere from zero to 20 tagged trees on a parcel," she says. less 
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Tue, Jul 31, 2012 12:00 PM EDT