Not so in France - the risk of a very hefty fine from damaging a tree has resulted in some quite elaborate systems to ensure trees are protected against possible damage.The onus is clearly on construction and development companies, who will often have an in house team to ensure the protection of trees and the garden / woodland landscape as a whole. These teams enjoy a higher status within the whole industry. Whilst they are often viewed by the developer in the same way the British do with Health and Safety experts with a grimace whenever they appear the result is that the average French person can enjoy a continuation of tree lined avenues, woodland and parkland without any risk of depleting numbers of trees.
Welcome to week four in my series of posts on starting and running a landscape or gardening business.
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