keeping a tree when building a custom home splittgerber professional builders

As the best custom home builders in Colorado, Splittgerber Professional Builders is an expert at dealing with every kind of vacant land that homeowners desire to build a home upon, whether it’s on the Eastern Plains, or you are building a home on the side of a mountain deep in ski country. With more than 40 years of experience as a custom home builder, there’s not much we haven’t seen.

One of the big dilemmas we see homeowners having to make once they purchase their piece of vacant land that they want to build their dream home on is whether to keep a tree or to cut it down. There are pros and cons to both decisions, which we will dive into briefly here in this blog post. Contact your custom home builder of choice in Colorado today!


Is the tree healthy?

One of the first things you should do when deciding if you should keep a tree on your custom built home property or remove it is assess if it’s healthy or not. If the tree is healthy, then you should make every effort to save the tree and construct your dream home around it. However, if the tree is showing signs of distress or is old and may be near the end of its life, then you may want to consider its removal. A certified arborist can help you determine the health of trees in your area.

Is the tree impeding the use of your property?

If the tree is right in the middle of your property where you intend to build your dream home and the construction of the land lies in such a way that you can’t build around it, it may be worthwhile to remove the tree. However, if your land is big enough and you can build around the tree, you may want to consider just moving where you want to place your home.

What are the benefits of keeping the tree?

Trees offer us many benefits, from providing shade and oxygen to helping to keep the soil in place. Large trees that are mature and have a healthy, large canopy add value to your home since many people love the benefits of trees, and newer subdivisions have only small trees. Trees attract wildlife, song birds, and can help to reduce the energy bill of your home. They are great for kids to climb and to hold picnics under. Plus, when Christmas rolls around, you’ll have a tree just waiting to be decorated. When building a custom home, it’s always good to try and preserve a tree due to its amazing benefits.

What are the downfalls of keeping the tree?

The main downfall of keeping a tree for a custom home build is its location. If you have a small plot of land, oftentimes, trees are right in the middle of your property and have to be removed. Sometimes, they can pose hazards as well if you were to build too close to the tree due to its potential to fall on your home, which is where a certified arborist can assist in the risk and health of a tree.


Splittgerber Professional Builders offers the best custom built home in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. For over 40 years, we’ve been exceeding customers’ expectations by building them the custom home of their dreams. We work with our customers every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the project completion and final walkthrough. We offer the latest in technology, such as adding in smart home features, as well as making your custom home eco-friendly by utilizing recycled materials in our custom home builds. If you are in need of a custom home build, contact us today!