Implementation in the Design Process:
When the site is selected, a soil management plan must be drafted and updated to prevent erosion, maintain and protect topsoil, amend soil, and provide adequate soil rooting volume to grow large, healthy trees per the B3 Guideline requirements.
Submittals for compliance should be monitored to ensure that the B3 Guidelines will be met in the construction documents, construction administration, and project buyout to ensure that performance criteria are being met.
A preconstruction meeting should be held to identify requirements for protection, preservation, and enhancement of site soil during and after the construction process. Practices to meet performance criteria should be implemented according to the drawings and specifications and successful implementation of performance criteria should be confirmed when complete.
The documentation required for this guideline includes the following:
- Soil management and erosion control plans.
- Verification of language mandating compliance in construction documents and verification of meeting guideline requirements for maximum bulk densities, applicable wetland requirements, prohibition of topsoil removal from site, minimum organic content, and protection of trunk area.