No matter how much we prepare and protect our home or business during hurricane season, there will always be areas of our property that remain vulnerable to damages from hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. For example, our trees can be severely damaged or completely uprooted because of hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall. Tree damage can have a significant financial impact to property owners, through the loss of valuable shade, decreased property value, increased utility bills, and even damages to nearby properties and structures.
A devastating storm system recently pummeled the greater Houston area, resulting in a deluge of record-setting rainfall in a very short period and leaving behind thousands of flooded businesses and homes. While some businesses have the financial means and insurance coverage to recover quickly and reopen, others may take much longer because of the extent of the damages caused by heavy rainfall, flood damages, and even tree damage.
In 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was created to develop a system of norms and conformity assessments for businesses to follow with the purpose of strengthening American industries. These voluntary industry standards help assure the safety and health of businesses by protecting employees and consumers, and ensuring workplace safety and environmental protection. These standards impact all areas of American industry, such as manufacturing, food production, energy distribution and even tree care.
While trees that grow naturally in forests and other wooded areas live just fine without regular maintenance, trees planted in our urban city depend on tree pruning and other routine tree care in order to thrive. Unfortunately, not all tree maintenance is performed the correct way, and trees and their property owners can pay the price of poor tree pruning. In today's blog post, we'll focus on three ways trees can be damaged by poor tree pruning, and what property owners can do to ensure their trees get proper care and maintenance.
As Houston continues to see additional developments and construction projects break ground, there are a growing number of existing shade trees in jeopardy of injury and tree death because of nearby construction. Thankfully, Houston project managers and property owners can preserve healthy shade trees with Tree Preservation services from LMC, and in the process positively impact their surrounding community. Today's blog post will focus on defining Tree Preservation, and three ways in which it can positively impact communities in the greater Houston area.
Companies throughout the greater Houston area are often looking for strategic partnerships that can be fiscally beneficial with lower risk. One of the ways businesses can make a strategic partnership that offers a variety of financial and property benefits is by choosing to work exclusively with professional landscape and tree care companies. In today's blog post, we'll look at four reasons why companies can benefit by avoiding the amateur, mom-and-pop landscapers and tree crews and instead choosing safe, efficient and professional tree care and landscape service providers.
For residential and commercial property owners, trees are some of the most prominent and valuable parts of the landscape. Unfortunately, trees can suffer damage from a variety of sources, such as high winds, heavy rains, and invasive insects. While trees cannot be completely protected from these problems, tree owners do have options when it comes to protecting trees from other kinds of damage, such as lightning damage.
When we hire contractors to work in our homes or yards, we do so assuming that we are hiring safe, professional, and honest workers. Unfortunately, not all contractors are the same, and this is especially true in the tree and landscape industry. Often, unsuspecting property owners hire tree crews and amateur landscapers with workers that should not be allowed on residential or commercial properties.
Sometimes a commercial property is just missing something... It could be a lack of color, focal points, or a boundary to break up the open space. Possible solutions include the addition of new trees, a landscape garden, or even a water feature. However, an option growing in popularity with Houston area property owners is the addition of hedges or shrubs to break up landscapes, add dimension, and ensure lush color throughout the year. Today's blog post will focus on several benefits of adding hedges or shrubs to your commercial property.
Whether through social media or face-to-face, we may often seek out recommendations for businesses or service providers, such as a new restaurant to try, a good hair stylist, a reliable plumbing contractor, or an honest car mechanic. These can be valuable tools for us to weed out less desirable or unprofessional companies and give our business to reputable ones instead. In today's blog post, we'll look at why positive recommendations matter when choosing a tree care or landscape company.