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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

How Tree Inspections Can Save Your Business Money

Joshua Mercier

If your commercial property features trees as part of its landscaping, regular inspections are a must. While you may think your trees are healthy, there are many risk factors that can only be identified by a tree expert, such as:

  • Disease: Diseases can result in rotted and decayed branches and trunks, hollowing and tree death
  • Infestations: Infestations of destructive insects like the Emerald Ash Borer can destroy the tree and spread to other trees, while infestations of pests like bees can be a nuisance.
  • Weather: Some trees can be more susceptible to damage from snow, ice, wind and lightning; others can be sensitive to drought conditions.
  • People: Sometimes a tree can present a danger to people, or a tree may be susceptible to damage from vandals or passers-by.

Inspections are proactive measures that can save your company money by predicting and preventing losses. While trees on residential, municipal and commercial property have many of the same risk factors, commercial property owners have special concerns. Here are some ways in which inspections can save your company money.

They can prevent tree loss.

Spotting the signs of disease or damage early can help you save a tree and therefore save the expense of removing it. Additionally, mature trees are costly to replace, so addressing the disease while it's still treatable can save the expense of not only a new tree but also excavating a planting site and repairing damage to your landscaping.  When inspections reveal diseases, blights, infestations or other structural problems

They can prevent property damage.

Inspections can identify trees that are at risk of falling or dropping limbs on your buildings or walkways, both of which could cause substantial and expensive damage. Furthermore, damage to a building could also result in a business shutting down during the cleanup and subsequently, lost revenue.    

   They can prevent injuries and reduce liability.

Whether it is weakened branches that people might climb or swing from or low-hanging branches that could scratch pedestrians' eyes, you could be held liable. The same is true if a limb or tree falls on a vehicle or damages a tenant's property as a result of ice, wind, lightning or simply because the tree was structurally unsound. Inspections reveal these potential dangers, giving you the opportunity to have the branches pruned correctly, or removing the tree altogether, to avoid these incidents.

To find out of your trees are at risk and to save these potential expenses, contact a commercial tree service to schedule a tree inspection. They'll look for these risk factors and also create a tree inventory and maintenance plan to keep your trees healthy and safe. The tree inventory is more than a list of tress – it's a comprehensive data sheet that provides detailed information on the location, species, size and condition of the trees on your property, as well as a plan for future maintenance and replacement. This plan will help keep all the trees on your commercial property as safe as possible and save you the cost of replacements, damages, injuries and lost business.