Houston sees its fair share of large and destructive thunderstorms throughout the year, bringing with them high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning. Although most people worry about lightning striking people, homes, or businesses, the reality is that the most common victim of lightning strikes are trees. While a tree might be able to survive a lightning strike, they are usually left severely damaged and might require a complete tree removal down the road.
Even with a national slump in home and commercial development projects, Houston has seen widespread home and commercial construction throughout the city as residents and businesses continue flocking to our region. Although construction projects are great for our city and local economy, they can be a danger for nearby properties and trees. In today's blog post, we'll highlight three specific ways neighboring residential and commercial constructions projects can injure your own trees and property, and what can be done proactively to protect trees from harm or damages.
Although trees can grow quite well on their own without much assistance from property owners, many tree varieties benefit from routine tree pruning to help promote health and stability through the years. Unfortunately, overgrown trees that receive little to no proactive tree pruning not only suffer from poor tree stability and beauty, but they can also cause damage to nearby properties. One of the more common types of property damage caused by overgrown trees is roof damage to homes and businesses.
Tens of thousands of trees are found throughout the greater Houston area, although some are in better health than others. Inadequate watering, poor soil conditions, or damages from nearby construction or severe weather have led to problems for some of these trees. However, many others are impacted at the very beginning of their life cycle due to improper tree planting.
Nearly every year, areas all throughout Gulf Coast region face periods of water usage restrictions when it comes to landscape and tree maintenance. However, just because a neighborhood or locality restricts water usage doesn't mean the property has to suffer or fall into decline because of water restrictions. Today's blog post looks at ways to keep residential and commercial properties beautiful and healthy in spite of water restrictions for tree and landscape watering.
Although trees that grow naturally in forests and large parks need little to no maintenance, trees found on residential or commercial properties need routine maintenance in order to thrive in their more urban and suburban locations. Unfortunately, some trees get the wrong kind of tree maintenance, and they end up weakened and unable to grow to their full potential. In today's blog post, we look at four bad tree pruning mistakes to avoid to help ensure the trees on a commercial or residential property are at their most healthy, stable, and beautiful.
Over the last few decades, a growing number of businesses and industries have become increasingly aware of their impact on our environment, and have pursued ways to help protect and preserve our natural resources. Initiatives such as recycling, water conservation, reductions in fossil fuel consumption, and research in alternative fuels and energy sources have soared in popularity. Even smaller changes in business practices can go a long way in positively impacting our local environment and protecting our natural resources for decades and generations to come.
Few things are as majestic, beautiful, and valuable than a large shade tree in Texas, especially during the summer months. Unfortunately, tall and established trees can become a problem for commercial or residential property owners over time. The important question for owners to consider is whether or not to remove their large tree. The answer will largely depend on two factors: the problem affecting the tree, and who will be diagnosing and removing the tree.
Commercial property owners are often looking for ways to keep their land vibrant, healthy, and attractive while also lowering their maintenance and utility costs. Additionally, older commercial properties may be in dire need of a landscape renovation that includes adding low-maintenance plants, trees, and shrubs. For commercial property owners desiring simple, beautiful, and low-maintenance landscapes, xeriscaping may be the ideal solution.
Commercial properties may look stunning and inviting during the daytime, but can appear unattractive and unsafe in the evening without proper landscape lighting. Although it might seem unnecessary, landscape lighting can offer substantial benefits to commercial property owners from a safety perspective. Without landscape lighting strategically placed throughout a commercial property, businesses might become a bigger target for thieves, robbers, and vandals.