The Houston area is home to a vast array of trees that offer residential and commercial properties beauty, shade and economic value. While many plants and flowers in the area need frequent maintenance and upkeep, trees have an easier time establishing their roots and growing well with far less maintenance for property owners. For tree owners interested in protecting and promoting the growth, health and value of their trees for generations to come, there are a few important tips to remember.
For a residential or commercial property owner, this is a phrase they hope to never have to say. Unfortunately, trees can topple over and fall onto surrounding structures, property, or even people at any time, so there is always a possibility of this disaster occurring on any kind of property. With Houston experiencing another Arctic blast of icy weather, there is a much greater risk for trees to become overburdened by the weight of precipitation and topple over.
When people think of mistletoe, they are likely reminded of the holiday tradition where two people standing under a sprig of mistletoe share a kiss. Although it's normal to see mistletoe used as a holiday decoration or hung on a doorframe, one place where it's never good to see mistletoe is up in trees growing on commercial or residential properties. Mistletoe is an evergreen parasitic plant that can grow on trees and will harm the host tree's health over time.
In the busyness of everyday life, Houstonians often find themselves pulled in multiple directions in a given day, or have several things competing for their time and attention. For many business owners, the rampant cycle of demands and priorities can often result in project delays or people being ignored. For example, heavy demands for time and attention can lead to lower productivity, decreased sales, lackluster customer service, or poor maintenance of offices or commercial properties.
As we begin a New Year, many people begin making their New Year's resolutions, whether it's to start exercising, quit smoking, eat healthier meals, donate more to charity, or spend more time with their family. Most resolutions revolve around personal decisions and habits, but a new year is the perfect opportunity to assess other areas, such as work habits, financial goals, and even property health. A majority of commercial property owners could benefit by making New Year's Resolutions to improve their property to increase its health, beauty and value.
Trees are an important part of our natural landscape, providing shade, beauty and value to residential and commercial properties throughout the greater Houston area. Healthy and mature shade trees add tremendous value to residents and businesses, so it is critical to preserve and protect their health whenever possible. However, many property owners cause undue damage to their trees because they fail to properly protect the root systems of their trees, leading to instability and tree death.
In regards to tree care and maintenance, most property owners are aware that tree trimming and fertilizing are needed to preserve tree health. However, one commonly overlooked service in tree maintenance is to have root flare excavation performed, especially if trees are experiencing diminished growth and poor health. Root girdling occurs when the tree roots begin to circle the trunk of the tree, impacting the tree's ability to take in vital nutrients.
In our previous post, we discussed how residential and commercial property owners have many choices when it comes to landscape maintenance, and how they fall into the categories of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Today's blog post will highlight the Good, Bad and Ugly tree service companies for residential and commercial property owners.
Many residential and commercial property owners understand that in order to maintain the health, beauty and value of trees, they must be well cared for throughout the year. Attentive tree care maintenance includes regular watering, mulching and tree pruning. However, too much maintenance in any of these three areas can easily lead to severe tree damage and possibly even tree death.
With colder weather approaching, many property owners opt to plant trees in their yards or commercial properties now since trees are in their dormant phase and can recover better from the transition. Trees planted in the hotter spring and summer months face a greater challenge in establishing their roots and thriving since they are expending more energy to protect themselves from the heat and also absorb vital nutrients.