You develop the perfect property.

We’ll help you with the trees.

To discuss your project, call    Atlanta: 404.299.5555    |   Charlotte: 704.688.7237

Trees have a hard time surviving in the urban environment under even the best conditions.

But when exposed to the rigors and damaging effects of construction, they can succumb quickly to root loss, soil compaction, changes in drainage patterns, or a myriad of other impacts. Trees may appear to be big and strong, but the roots growing right beneath the soil surface are as fragile as a human hair. These roots depend on a complex, living, breathing, soil ecosystem where invisible micro-organisms partner with roots to create a self sustaining environment that has evolved over millions of years. Imagine for a minute, what a bulldozer could do to upset that delicate balance.

We started in the construction business back in 1981.

when Atlanta, affectionately known as “The City of Trees”, began a 30 plus year boomtown growth phase.

Our first big commercial project was Piedmont Center,

which introduced the new concept of an office “park” comfortably set in the midst of a woodland garden. We revised the site plan, fenced off tree protection areas to avoid root damage, consolidated the utilities into corridors, and created a simple list of do’s and don’ts for the contractor. The results were astounding.

After 35 years, almost all of the original trees are still there

creating the exact park-like atmosphere envisioned by the owners.

Jekyll Island
Nature Preserve
Ritz Carlton
World Headquarters

Next, we did the same for the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, the very first Ritz in the World. As the word spread and the appearance of Arborguard’s projects graced by large healthy trees became evident, we were awarded more and more signature projects. These included the 1996 Olympics, the UPS World Headquarters, and more recently the award winning Atlanta Botanical Garden Canopywalk and the nature preserve of Jekyll Island, among hundreds of others. We are proud and grateful to have made such a profound difference; not just for trees, but also for the quality of life of the people who enjoy the many benefits that healthy trees provide.

at Arborguard we have a team of Arborists who work exclusively with Construction projects.

Other Consultants may say they specialize in tree protection, but none have the experience or history of Arborguard.


We understand the importance of rapid response time, know dozens of ordinances by heart, and have long term relationships with many municipal Arborists who trust that we will get things right. We also always strive to save our clients time and money. In almost every case, we pay for our fees through cost savings and in some situations have saved over 10 times the cost of our fees in recompense reductions alone.

For example, by moving a storm sewer line per our recommendation, one client instantly saved $300,000 plus over 3 acres of trees, just through creative thinking.

Contact our construction and development team of specialized arborists for a preliminary project analysis.