From afar, trees can appear in good health and relatively stable. However, a closer inspection can reveal problems ranging from the minor to the urgent, but many property owners don't look at their trees close enough to notice until it's too late and damage is done. The main issues are that property owners don't know to look at their trees on a regular basis, they don't know what signs to look for, or how to handle the issues they discover.
On any given day in the greater Houston area, there are hundreds of amateur, mom and pop tree crews offering cut-rate services for tree trimming and tree removal. They promise quick tree trimming for a low cost, but accepting their offer often comes at a high price for residential and commercial property owners.
Some of the most important assets of a residential or commercial property are the trees, which provide desirable shade and aesthetic value. Unfortunately, issues such as tree damage, drought, tree diseases, and soil issues can lead to the death of these valuable trees. Although no property owner ever wants to experience losing a large and majestic tree, it is far worse to leave a dead tree on a residential or commercial property for an extended period of time.
Mature trees offer residential and commercial property owners a wide range of important benefits, but trees can also become hazardous over time if not properly maintained. Unfortunately, too many property owners fail to get hazardous trees removed in time to prevent damages or injuries.
Trees are an integral part of Houston, whether they grow on commercial lots or residential properties. However, these property assets can be threatened by a number of causes, leading to major damages, added expenses for property owners, and the possible loss of the tree. In today's blog post, we'll look at the most common threats to tree health and how trees can be protected.
When properly maintained, trees can grow and thrive for decades on commercial properties or residential lots. Unfortunately, trees may need to be removed from a property due to causes such as damage, diseases, drought, or other severe conditions. However, tree removal is not as simple as cutting down the tree as it stands.
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.
Some of the most important assets on our property are the healthy and vibrant shade trees we enjoy. In our previous blog post, we discussed how trees on residential and commercial properties could become unsafe over time, either because of disease, damage, or uneven growth. In part two in our series on unsafe trees, we'll focus on specifically how unsafe trees can threaten people, vehicles, and nearby property.
Residential and commercial property owners will often make improvements and upgrades to make their landscape as safe as possible. This may include adding landscape lighting, stable walkways, and well-maintained lawns. However, trees on commercial properties, residential properties, and common areas for subdivisions can sometimes pose a threat to pedestrians, vehicles, and nearby structures.
When it comes to hiring contractors or service providers, they can either be proactive in their work, or they can be reactive. Reactive contractors will typically only repair or maintain specific areas and will not look beyond the immediate issue. On the other hand, proactive contractors and service providers will often look at the entire situation and offer in-depth recommendations and analysis for long-term care and function. This is especially true in the area of tree care and tree maintenance.