Trees play a vital role in urban areas, providing both economic and environmental benefits. In addition to beautifying the community, they lower heating and cooling bills, clean the air we breathe and water we drink, and increase property values.
As Spring approaches, we want to offer a few tips to homeowners and property managers to ensure the care of your trees:
- Conduct a risk assessment of your trees. This should be performed by a person familiar with evaluating trees.
- Hire an ISA Certified Arborist who has been trained in tree care and always check for the appropriate level of liability insurance, especially, if trimming or pruning your trees.
- Plant trees that are indigenous species. Planting trees that are native are far more likely to survive than non-native trees.
- Plant small trees and improve the soil conditions surrounding the root zone.
- Small native seedlings are more likely to establish themselves and grow much faster than larger trees. Larger trees grown under nursery conditions will have developed a level of moisture they have grown to expect, which may be different than what can be provided once planted.
- Select the right tree for the location by understanding the mature size of the tree and its attributes.
Remember, trees can add great value to your real estate and your quality of life!"