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Having trees on your property can really improve the appearance, but these trees can also make the property look worse or be a safety risk if the tree is not in healthy condition. Getting routine tree service is the ideal way to prevent problems like this from happening, but some issues are inevitable, and knowing what to do in these situations will keep your tenants safe and happy.
Tree cutting and pruning is important and necessary when your tree is leaning significantly. It is not uncommon for major storms with heavy winds to cause trees to start leaning, and keeping a leaning tree in hopes of it returning to its previous position is not worth the safety risk that it poses.
If a tree’s roots are heading towards your rental properties or ruining the hardscape, you may want to consider removing the tree as overgrowth is a major and ongoing concern that often cannot be stopped.
It is easy to trim a tree to prevent it from getting overgrown, but there is no simple solution to problematic tree roots, and this is where you need to utilize tree cutting services to solve the problem.
Pest or Disease
Managing multiple properties can have your hands full, and sometimes this means you do not take notice that a tree has been infested with pests or contracted a disease.
Ideally, you want to get your tree inspected before deciding that it should be cut down, especially because many treatments are more affordable than cutting it down. In some cases, the damage already done is just too much, which means you need to have the tree cut down. Making this decision is the right call as you want to avoid tree branches falling down and causing a major hazard.
Although it may not be easy to have a once-beautiful and thriving tree cut down, you need to make the safest and smartest decision in your position, and tree cutting is sometimes the best solution.
Contact us to learn more about tree cutting services.
When a tree gets injured, a natural desire to help may lead the tree owner to attempt to treat the tree by bandaging it or painting the wound. However, trees do a better job of healing when left to their own devices, and in cases where this is not possible, tree care consulting is your best option.
An injured tree had a unique process whereby it heals a wound. It seals off the injured area in order to protect itself from insect activity as well as disease. The tree gradually grows bark over the affected area, until the wound heals. The rate at which this occurs depends on the health of the tree.
Unfortunately, attempting to treat a tree's wound more often leads to complications than actual help. When people apply dressings or paint to a tree wound, it results in increased moisture in the area, which impedes natural healing. Paint can also destroy tissue the tree is attempting to grow over the wound. Upon interruption of the wound healing process, the tree becomes more susceptible to insect invasion as well as disease processes, such as fungi.
After a tree injury, cleaning back wound edges to healthy bark is necessary for healing to begin. Damaged branches need appropriate pruning, to prevent further damage to the tree. Incorrect pruning can lead to further injury of connecting branches or even the trunk of the tree itself. Serious injury may even require removal of the tree, for the safety of the structures around it as well as nearby individuals.
Trees' injuries are often less severe than the complications that arise from improper treatment of them. When your tree gets hurt, your most important resource is your arborist, who can advise you on the best treatment options.
For more information on how to treat your injured tree, contact us.
If you're a homeowner eager to prove yourself as a handyman around the house, you've probably considered cutting down those pesky trees that take away the sun to your garden and always threaten to fall on your property. And how hard could it be? Just a couple of cuts with the chainsaw in one direction, and...
... disaster occurs. Because unlike what most homeowners think, tree cutting and tree removal is best left for professionals. That's because in addition to requiring significant, very specific skills to avoid any danger to house and property, it also requires a feel for the situation and specific tree that can't be easily acquired. In other words, tree cutting is both an art and a science.
Let's start with the skills. Obviously, arborists cannot be afraid of heights, as climbing the tree is almost always required in tree cutting. But they also need to have a keen mathematical understanding of angles, lengths and weights - trees are often longer and heavier than they first appear, and underestimating their fall area may lead to significant damage. Of course, an intricate understanding of the tools used is also absolutely necessary to prevent personal harm.
But all of these technical skills are useless if the arborist doesn't have a feel for the tree. Many indicators can tell the trained professional how healthy the tree is, which branches may fall off prematurely, and which are safe to operate on. That's why arborists are often called 'tree surgeons' - their understanding of the material leads them to make informed decision when cutting down a tree.
Combining the technical skills with a feel for the individual tree is what makes arborists necessary. So next time you get annoyed by your tree, don't risk your life and property - contact us to get it cut by professionals who know everything there is to know about tree cutting!
Professional tree care is part of a sound investment strategy that every management company should employ. Well-cared-for trees improve the image of the property owners. Healthy trees indicate that the entire property is sound and that the owners are competent stewards of both the land and the buildings. You can only achieve that with a professional tree care company.
At Advanced Tree Care we use a three-part plan to enhance your property:
Advanced Tree Care should be your partner in property management. Good-looking trees on the land tell people that all is well within the building and only experienced arborists can help you achieve that effect. We hire only the best specialists who have the training to get the most out of your trees. Your valuable trees should only be left in the care of the professionals at our company, Advanced Tree Care.
Please see our website at http://www.advancedtreecare.ca for more information.
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When people think about how strong wind affects trees, they often think of the way that wind causes a tree to bend. This is because bending is the most obvious wind effect seen by the eye. But another effect of wind on a tree is twist.
The foliage and branches growing up and out from the trunk of a tree is called its crown. In the presence of wind the tree crown acts like a sail. When the crown is uneven, then the side of the tree with the most crown sees more wind force than the side with the least crown. This uneven force torques the tree and causes it to twist, hence the term crown twist.
Trees can have uneven crowns for a variety of reasons. They tend to grow more branches and foliage towards the sunlight. So in the northern hemisphere, trees often have more foliage on their south facing sides. If two trees have closely grown side by side, then each tree will have less foliage in the direction of the other tree. If one tree falls down, then the other faces the full brunt of the wind with an uneven crown. Uneven crowns can also be caused by disease.
Improper tree pruning is yet another way for an uneven crown to occur. In addition, sometimes pruning may cause the weight of a tree to be poorly distributed which can make it more susceptible to wind damage.
Trees with uneven crowns will adjust to the twisting effect of wind. This is done when the growth cells grow in a slanted direction. Over time, this slanted growth direction causes a twist in the trunk of the tree.
The problem with crown twist is that any weaknesses that exist within the tree also get torqued. This torque stress will cause small weaknesses such as a small crack to get larger. Cracks can also develop in other weak sections and imperfections. In short, weaknesses get magnified when a tree has crown twist. This can progress to the point where the tree may fail catastrophically during a strong wind storm.
If your tree has an uneven crown, examine it closely for weaknesses such as splits or cracks. If you're concerned about crown twist damage or would like professional tree pruning, contact us.
Storms will happen any time of the year. During the summer months there are frequent thunder storms with violent and gusty winds. Early snow storms have happened in the fall before the trees have lost all of their leaves. These leaves provide lots of surface area for the snow to collect and weigh down the tree to the point of collapse. In the winter, there is always the possibility of having one of the most damaging types of storms: the ice storm.
When assessing the vulnerability of your trees to storm damage, it only makes sense to do so with all types of storms in mind, not just the particular type of storm for the current season. Storms cause extensive damage especially from downed trees and branches. These downed trees and branches can weigh thousands of pounds and will easily pull down power lines, and damage homes and cars.
While a big tree seems strong, it has its limits as to how much wind or ice it can bear. This limit depends on many things such as the type of tree and its condition. Factors that make a tree prone to storm damage are listed below:
Fast Growing Trees
Fast growing trees tend to have brittle wood. They are often planted because they quickly provide shade compared to slower growing but stronger tree species. Their soft wood is also favored by many insects and diseases. They also tend to have branches that join in a v-shaped crotch that have bark inclusions. This results in a weak joint that is easily torn apart by high winds or ice accumulation.
Trees With A Broad Crown And Fine Branching
The crown is the branching part of a tree that you see above the ground. The broader it is, the more surface area there is for freezing ice to adhere to or for strong winds to blow against. This is also true when the crown is finely branched.
Trees With V-Shaped Branch Junctures With Bark Inclusions
This was mentioned before with respect to fast growing trees but this is an important trait to watch out for regardless of the tree type.
Dead branches are in a weakened state and thus are highly prone to failure during storms. Dead branches have no leaves when other branches do. They may retain dead leaves while the other branches have lost their leaves after the fall season. The bark may have partially fallen off and the branch itself may have fungal growth. Be particularly alert to larger dead branches as these can do great damage.
Cracks And Splits
Cracks and splits in the trunk, branches, or the branch junctures are evidence of damage that has already occurred. The tree is weak at these locations and are likely points of structural failure during a storm.
In addition to the above, the health of the roots of your trees are important but aren't always easily assessed since they are hidden from view. The opinion of a professional may be required. If you think your trees are vulnerable to storm damage and would like an evaluation from our arborist consulting services services, please contact us.
With the potentially millions of dollars invested in the real estate market it makes sense to invest in property management tree care and we want to share three good reasons why. It is safe to assume most of us don't think of the care and maintenance that trees require but if properly cared for and maintained can give a 100-200% return on your investment. That's huge!
Feel free to contact us and speak to any one of our advanced tree care specialists. We'd love to answer any of your property management tree care questions and concerns. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
Almost every homeowner has been there. That big, beautiful tree is finally getting too large, is taking away some from the yard, bothers the neighbor, and needs cut down. Not a problem! We'll just get out our chainsaws, and get right on it... Wait a minute.
It's easy to make a decision to save some money and do your own tree cutting. But it's just as easy for something to go wrong and regret that decision for the rest of your life. Here are 3 reasons why tree cutting should not be a DIY job.
Joe Smith just bought a new house, sitting on a beautiful piece of property. Since he moved, he comes home after work every day, sitting in his backyard and enjoying the peace and quiet. In summer, he mows his grass, not worrying about getting stuck anywhere or damaging his mower. During fall storms, he sits in his house contently, feeling safe. In winter, he doesn't have to worry about spring. In spring, he starts working on his garden because he has the time for it. Joe made a great choice.
Jack Miller just bought a new house, sitting on a beautiful piece of property. Since he moves, he comes home after work every day, working in his backyard despite already being exhausted from work. In summer, he constantly worries about mowing over large tree branches that could destroy his mower. During fall storms, he constantly worries about dead branches falling off his trees and potentially damaging his roof. In winter, he begins worrying about having to treat his trees for the spring. In spring, all he has time for is cutting off the dead branches that winter killed. Jack tried to save money.
The difference between the two? Both have trees in their yard; but when first moving in, Joe hired an arborist.
Hiring a professional tree cutting service is often seen as an additional expense that is simply not worth it. After all, how difficult could it be to cut off a few dead branches every year? But as the (hypothetical) examples above show, there is more to caring about the trees on your property than that. Think of your trees as living beings, because that's exactly what they are. And like any living being, they need to be taken care of year-round, a time-consuming, exhausting, but necessary job.
The truth is that many people today simply don't have the time or expertise to properly take care of their trees. That's where we come in. Advanced Tree Care has over 20 years of experience in tree cutting and pruning, and will make sure that you don't end up like Jack - constantly worried and exhausted. Spending money to take care of your trees is not an expense, but an investment. Contact us today to take your worries away!