Here at Ki, we have a special place in our hearts for trees. They serve several design functions that directly benefit people. Some functions include providing shade, screening undesirable views, serving as wind breaks, and having significant aesthetic value. One of the most common occurrences trees are hurt is during construction. Damage may kill trees outright or lead to their slow demise. That’s why on our projects we try to protect our friends by establishing clear and generous tree protection zones or TPZs. Follow the link for more “Key Concepts” for Tree-Friendly Design.