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If you're a property investor, you know prevention and maintenance are much better strategies than waiting and replacing. This is as true with landscaping and tree care as it is with major appliances and roofs. Poorly maintained trees not only detract from the curb appeal of your properties, but that can present risks during storms and encourage local pests to plague the house. Here's how professional tree care can make investment properties easier to flip, sell, or rent:
Professionals know how to keep trees healthy, and Advanced Tree Care is the expert in keeping your trees well-maintained, beautiful, and safe. Contact us to get started with professional tree care.
One of the first things potential tenants and homebuyers see when they visit a home is the lawn and exterior of the house. While your property management team may be expertly maintaining the appliances and functionality of the home, adding professional care to the maintenance routine for your properties' yards can help you attract new interest.
Why is professional tree care the right additional for maintaining your residential properties?
Getting new clients is a matter of making residential properties attractive and well-maintained. Professional tree care is one of the best ways to ensure that your properties can have thriving trees that present much lower risks in stormy regions. If you want to learn more about the services Advanced Tree Care offers, contact us here.
In the wake of a storm, there can be devastating property damage. Hail storms can tear up roofs and gardens, and severe thunderstorms can damage even the sturdiest tree. As you examine your property for risks after a storm, be sure to add your trees to a checklist. Here are common signs of damage that can spell danger:
However, not all storm damage is immediately visible. If you heard your tree creaking throughout a storm or your neighbors have moderate to severe tree damage, take the precaution of calling a tree care expert. Some signs of damage aren't visible from the ground and weakened or stressed branches can tear in the days following the storm. If you see signs of damage or suspect that your tree is a risk to your home or property, contact Advanced Tree Care here.
Proper tree care should start from the moment you select a new tree. How you treat a tree from the beginning will significantly impact its growth, strength, and lifespan in the future. Check out some tips on planting a new tree.
Selection and Placement
You can't just buy any tree and then plant it anywhere you'd like. You must first understand the type of tree that you're dealing with, including its size when fully grown, and what it needs in order to grow and survive. And it's important to really take the time to plan where a tree is going to have its forever home and thrive. Take a look at everything from power line locations, to proximity to your house, to the amount of sun the tree will or will not get.
Once you have selected a tree and decided on where you want to place it, you have to make sure that it's planted properly as well. You can't just dig a hole and stick a tree in it without first assessing the root situation. Are the roots bare, balled and burlapped, or containerized? Each requires a different method of planting.
Mulch is an extremely valuable asset to a newly planted tree. It provides temperature regulation, water retention, and soil compaction, as well as keeping weeds out and lawn mowers from damaging it. Newly planted trees will likely need lots of water, so it's important to know how much water and how often. Light and heavy pruning are both required to keep your trees growing and flowering. Knowing when and how to do this is imperative. Always look out for any disease or pest problems as well.
Contact us today at Advanced Tree Care for more information on caring for a new tree and how we can help.
The Easy Part
For a variety of reasons, that little tree had to go. Your weekend warrior chainsaw did the job. But now that stump needs removal. Yes, cutting down a small tree was easy. And as far as the stump, "I can get it out" is what you're thinking.
Don't Get Stumped By This Question:
Why use the services of a professional tree care company for stump removal? Well, there are 2 ways to "do it yourself":
However, A Qualified Tree Care Company:
So, When You Come Home From The Daily Grind
Just inquire a bit about stump removal done by professionals. And if the stump isn't at home but on property you manage, contact us for that too. We provide tree removal and related services for residences, property management, and estates. We can even send you a free quote!
Tall trees are beautiful, but they can be hazardous if they aren't in good health. So, how do you decide if your trees are healthy, can come back from damage or disease, or if they should be removed for safety?
Look for Signs of Disease
While trees can recover from illness in many cases, there are occasions where too much has been lost or damaged. If this happens, then the structural integrity of the tree could have been compromised making it very easy to topple. If a tree has fungal growth on leaves, the leaves shed early, are discolored, or lack veins, then the tree may have contracted a serious disease and need to be removed.
Look for Weak Points and Defects
Splits in the bark, dead branches, or branches that are too close to your home are all things that need to be taken into account when assessing whether or not a tree needs to be removed. If a tree is showing signs of rot, it may not be structurally sound.
Make Note of The Location
Large trees that are close enough to cast a shadow over the building could be dangerous to the home, especially during storms. While the odds of a healthy, stable tree coming down on the roof of a house is lower, it can still happen, so it's usually best to remove any tree that sits close to the house as a precaution.
If you have a tree on your property that may be in need of removal, contact us Advanced Tree Care.
Trees have an amazing ability to bounce back from a variety of issues, including infestation, rot, and general damage. Making quick decisions can sometimes result in the removal of trees that could have been saved given the proper care and treatment. So, how can you tell if your trees can be salvaged after a severe storm?
After a storm, it's important to assess the situation. If you find a tree that is snapped over or has large branches hanging under tension, it's best to seek professional help as soon as possible. Once any immediate danger has been taken care of, you can start asking the big questions.
Was This Tree Healthy Before the Storm?
If the tree is otherwise healthy, did not suffer any structural damage, and isn't creating a hazard, it can generally recover from the damage if proper first aid is applied.
Did it Lose Any Major Limbs?
If a tree loses a large limb, its chances of survival drop. If a tree is missing many or all of its limbs, removal should be considered.
Is The Main Upward Branch Still Intact?
The 'leader', or the main upward trending branch is important to upward growth on a tree. Without it, a tree may still survive, but it is likely to be stunted.
Does The Tree Still Have at Least 50% of its Crown?
The branches and leaves are a good marker for the survivability of any damage done to a tree. Without enough of its branches intact, the tree may not be able to produce enough food to survive.
Are There Large Wounds?
Large wounds are less likely to heal and can leave the tree open to insects and disease.
Can The Tree Replace The Missing Branches?
Once damaged, a tree will attempt to grow more vigorously in order to fill in the gaps in its branches. It's worth checking to see if these gaps can be filled in a way that doesn't mar the tree's appearance.
Do you have a storm damaged tree in need of emergency care? Not sure if there may be hidden damage, or if the damage you can see is bad enough to warrant removal? Contact us at Advanced Tree Care today!
Whenever you're dealing with a bad storm, whether it's a tornado, a hurricane, a hail storm, a severe thunderstorm, or even just a lot of heavy winds, roof damage is absolutely a strong possibility. Sometimes strong winds alone are enough to warrant roof repair, or even roof replacement. It's important to quickly assess your roof and get a professional over there to help you take the next steps.
Evaluate the Damage
Once the storm has passed, get out there as soon as you can to evaluate the damage before you attempt any sort of cleanup. Document any problems that you see. Bad storms can rip shingles right off of your roof and causes tree branches to give your roof quite a beating. Look for signs of damage from the ground, and inspect your attic for leaks or water damage. Check the siding of your home as well. Stay safe in the event that you have downed power lines or fallen trees. Do not climb up on your roof by yourself.
Cleaning the Mess
For your safety, and the safety of your home, only clean up minor debris by yourself. You need to leave any heavy debris, leaning or falling trees, or anything that is heavily damaged up to the professionals. A professional can not only help you clean up, but can help your damaged trees properly recover and stay healthy. Your trees will require proper pruning and disease prevention in order to heal.
Contact us at Advanced Tree Care should you ever encounter any unfortunate repercussions of a bad storm.
Tree cutting can be an essential part of maintaining groups of trees. All trees in an area are going to be competing over resources, including air, water, sunlight, and the limited nutrients from the soil. Some tree branches are going to be diseased and unhealthy even if the rest of the tree is fine. If this is the case, the specific tree branches need to be removed as soon as possible.
Cutting away a diseased branch can be enough to save an entire tree. It could stop the spread of the sickness. Getting rid of the unhealthy branches and trees will mean that the healthy branches and trees are going to gain access to their resources. Tree cutting can make all the difference when it comes to the health of a tree or set of trees.
However, tree cutting and tree branch removal is the sort of thing that is very difficult to do without professional experience. Tree cutting seems like a process that will cause problems under the wrong circumstances, and it is. Many people will end up damaging the tree further by cutting off a lot of branches. It's important to protect the bark during this process, which is somewhat challenging to do for people who aren't used to tree cutting. Trees with broken bark will be substantially more vulnerable to diseases of all kinds. A lot of tree cutting is about subtlety and maintaining a certain balance.
Contact us in order to learn more about tree cutting and the related processes.
One of the great things about having a big backyard is the fact that it can allow you to create a great play area for your children. However, there is a chance that your yard needs a little bit of work before this can be done. For example, if you have a lot of stumps in your yard, you may need to look at stump removal first.
First and foremost, removing stumps from your backyard is a good idea for safety reasons. When your kids are running around and playing, they might not pay attention and could trip and fall over a stump, causing injury. Since you probably want to create a safe play area if at all possible, getting rid of stumps should be a priority. Then, you can plant grass or can distribute play sand or rubber mulch to create a safer and better-cushioned play area for your little ones.
Plus, removing stumps can help you maximize the space that you have to work with when creating a fun play area. For example, after removing stumps, you can put in a swing set or sandbox for your kids to play with.
As you can see, stump removal is an important first step if you're ready to make your backyard the perfect place for your kids to play. If you need help with stump removal or any other tree-related job, contact us at Advanced Tree Care. Then, we can give you a quote for the work and can help you ensure that it's done right the first time around.