The trees on your property are an investment. Healthy trees increase in value as they get older. They also increase property values, beautify the surroundings, purify the air, and save energy by providing cooling shade from summer heat in the summer months and protection from cold winter winds.

Investing in a preventive care program for your landscape will eventually save you money. An effective maintenance program, including regular inspections and the necessary follow-up care of mulching, fertilizing, and pruning, can detect and deter problems before they damage or kill your trees or shrubs.

Many trees can live as long as 200 to 300 years. When you include preventive maintenance for your landscape, you are investing in future enjoyment and value for generations.

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Mulching - Mulching can reduce stress by providing trees with a stable root environment that is cooler and contains more moisture than the surrounding soil. Mulch can also prevent damage by keeping machines such as lawn mowers and string trimmers away from the tree’s base. Mulch slso reduces competition from surrounding weeds and turf.

Pruning - Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure next to watering. Pruning is usually needed to remove dead, diseased, & insect-infested branches & to improve tree structure, enhance vigor, or maintain safety. Because each cut has the possibility to change the growth of (or cause damage to) a tree, no branch should be removed without a reason.

Tree Inspection - Inspecting your trees can catch any changes in the tree’s health before the problem becomes too serious. If you provide regular inspections of mature trees at least once a year, you can prevent or reduce the severity of future disease, insect, and environmental problems.

Fertilization - Fertilizing is another important caring aspect of mature trees. Trees require certain nutrients (essential elements) to function and grow. Urban landscape trees can be growing in soils that do not contain sufficient available nutrients for satisfactory growth and development. In these situations, it may be necessary to fertilize to improve plant vigor.

Tree Removal - Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help you decide whether or not a tree should be removed. Professionally trained arborists have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees. Removal is recommended when a tree:

  • is dead, dying, or considered irreparably hazardous
  • is causing an obstruction or is crowding and causing harm to other trees and the situation is impossible to correct through pruning
  • is to be replaced by a more suitable specimen