For some people, tree care simply means remembering to water the trees and occasionally get mulch to help it grow. However, good tree maintenance requires diligence and proactive steps to ensure trees remain healthy and strong. One way commercial and residential property owners can help protect and extend the life of their trees is to ensure all tree diseases and suspicious tree growths are immediately analyzed and treated.
Trees are a beautiful and important part of our local environment, adding natural, aesthetic and economic value to the Houston area. However, over time trees can become damaged because of heavy winds, tree diseases or drought, and need to be removed for safety reasons. Additionally, some large trees need to be removed because of their proximity to nearby homes, businesses or other structures, either to avoid possible damage from falling debris or because of structural damage caused by tree roots.
For many people, the idea of tree removal seems like a simple one: cut down a tree, chop it up and remove the debris. However, the actual process of a tree removal is an extremely dangerous, complex and time-consuming endeavor, especially when the tree being removed is very large and/or is in close proximity to homes, businesses or other property.
Although trees are a beautiful and vital part of our local landscape, over time some trees can become overgrown or hazardous to nearby structures or communities. However, removing trees can be extremely dangerous or risky because of a tree's size and proximity to homes, businesses or other property.
Many Houstonians attempt back yard and front yard renovations and projects on their own, with varying degrees of success. Some property owners attempt to remove dying or diseased turf and trees on their own, and the end result can be a lot of debris and green waste left behind. Additionally, some homeowners might think tree trimming or tree removal is a relatively simple task, but they fail to consider the large amounts of heavy branches, leaves and bark bits left behind from such a large-scale task.
The greater Houston area is home to a variety of neighborhoods and communities, ranging from preserved historic neighborhoods to master planned subdivisions. Large, mature trees that surround these neighborhoods have provided years of shade, beauty and value to the Houston area. Trees are a beautiful part of our environment, but occasionally trees fall victim to drought, tree disease or breakage and can become hazardous.
There are many safety factors to consider when construction work is being performed, whether on residential property, commercial sites or industrial areas. Construction crews must consider necessary zoning and building permits, construction safety for the site and their crew, and also nearby utilities lines for water, gas and electricity. However, one area construction crews often overlook is the safety of nearby trees and landscapes, which can be severely damaged during construction projects.
For Houston area property owners, the approaching summer doesn't just mean the return of hot weather and pesky mosquitos, but also the beginning of hurricane season and severe summer storms. With hurricanes and summer storms come torrential rains, severe lightning and strong winds that can cause extensive damage. Although we cannot prevent rainfall or lightning strikes, we can easily protect our residential or commercial property by taking proactive steps to minimize or eliminate potential damage caused by windstorms.
If you are a residential or commercial property owner with trees on your land, there may come a time when you need a tree removed from your property. The need for tree removal can be caused by a variety of circumstances, such as trees dying because of the recent drought, root systems damaging nearby structures, or simply to provide a clear line of sight or unobstructed view of neighboring landmarks.