Our warmer Houston climate can support a wide variety of trees and plants, making our region diverse in terms of tree types and plant life. However, many amateur tree crews tend to apply the same level of tree care to all trees, even though certain tree species require more specific care and maintenance. When a one-size-fits-all mentality is applied to tree care, some trees may suffer and not grow to their full potential. In today’s LMC blog post, we examine why having Certified Arborists handle your tree care is the best option because of the wealth of tree knowledge and expertise they bring to your property.
Tree Strengths And Weaknesses
While some of the trees found in the greater Houston area are strong and can withstand harsh weather situations, others are weaker and can be easily toppled over or damaged by severe weather. Certified Arborists know which tree varieties are weaker and may need to be reinforced or stabilized with Cable and Bracing services. In addition, Certified Arborists also understand what kinds of trees are more susceptible to threats such as Insect Infestations and Tree Diseases, and can put preventative measures in place to protect tree health.
Maintenance And Pruning Needs
Another reason why extensive tree care knowledge is crucial in the greater Houston area is that our wide variety of trees requires different levels of care and maintenance. For instance, palm trees and crepe myrtles both grow well in our region, but palm trees require occasional maintenance to remove dead palm fronds, while crepe myrtles need regular pruning to control their growth, flowering, and shape. Also, certain tree varieties need much more irrigation than others, which means applying a universal watering approach to commercial properties can result in some trees being overwatered or dehydrated.
Finally, Certified Arborists should be entrusted with tree care on commercial properties because they understand tree growth far better than nearly all of the amateur tree crews offering their services. Trees grow at different rates and in different ways, so understanding their growth patterns can be crucial to maintaining tree health throughout the year. Certain tree types grow aggressively upward and outward, which can threaten nearby structures or utility lines. A Certified Arborist can make recommendations about which tree types would be ideal for the planting location available to prevent structural damages and to encourage healthy growth for the tree.
While amateur tree crews might offer quick services for rock-bottom prices, their work may come at a price for you, your property, and your trees. Instead, let the Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals of LMC handle your tree care needs to ensure years of healthy, stable growth and beauty. Our team handles a full range of services, including Tree Pruning, Tree Planting, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Disease and Insect Treatment, Seasonal Planting and Mulching, Soil Analysis and Aeration, Deep Root Fertilization, and Tree Removal. Contact LMC for more information, or fill out our online form to request a free consultation!