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When you manage multiple rental properties, you want to do things the right way initially. Handling multiple tenant problems can quickly become overwhelming, which makes it beneficial to get professional assistance when you do not have extensive knowledge or expertise on certain subjects. Since trees are so crucial, you should consider property management tree care before completing the landscape.

Provide Shade for Tenants in the Future

With proper organization, you can guarantee shade for tenants in the future. Although it will not make a noticeable difference for several years, you can increase the overall appeal of the property later on.

Avoid Future Structural Problems

It is not uncommon for growing trees to start causing structural problems, or issues with the hardscape. For instance, walkways could start cracking from tree root growth, which would eventually lead to an ultimatum of severely adjusting the walkways or removing the tree completely.

Pick the Best Trees for the Land

Although you might have specific trees in mind, you may not know what is best for your land and the climate. With professional tree care, you can feel confident in their overall expertise of trees, as well as their knowledge of the local climate to help you pick the right trees for the property.

Proper Landscape Meshing

Growing trees can start causing problems for other plants within the landscape without thorough planning. For instance, plants that need a substantial amount of sunlight could begin to struggle when the growing tree prevents them from receiving direct sunlight for most of the day.

All of these issues can be resolved or prevented with a professional on the job. If you have any questions about our services or regarding trees, feel free to contact us today.

The thought of tree pruning for the first time seems like a daunting challenge. Make the wrong cut and you may just end up harming your leafy friend, causing their limbs to rot or their trunk to tear. However if you just follow these simple tips your tree should come out cleaner and happier looking than before.

First off there are a few things you should know not to do.

1. Do not cut the branch off flush to the trunk. This removes the branch's stem collar which holds specialized cells the tree uses to heal itself. Much like the blood cells that clot and repair the skin in our own bodies.

2. Do not prune more than 15 to 20 percent of a tree at a time. If you remove any more of the tree it will not have the resources to synthesize enough energy to support itself. 

3. Do not cut off the greater of the tree's crown or the leafy branches on the top half of the tree. This will cause your tree to look deformed and weaken its branches. 

Keeping these three important things in mind you're finally ready to find out how to prune your first branch.

1. First cut a small wedge shape out of the bottom of the branch a couple of inches away from the branches stem collar. This will prevent a tear from forming in the stem tissue while you cut. 

2. Next cut all the way through the branch, a couple of inches away from the wedge you cut earlier. This should leave you with a small stub.

3. Finally saw off the stub as closely to the stem collar as you can without removing it from the tree. If you would like a picture example of this you can refer to this link here

If you would like any more information about this topic or anything else, please contact us.

Are you dreaming of having a colorful, fragrant landscape greet visitors this spring? If that’s your fondest wish, better make estate tree care part of the picture. Estate tree care often includes the initial planting and maintenance of flowering dogwood trees. Flowering dogwood trees, if cared for properly, do very well in communities across Canada.

There are several species of flowering dogwoods that estate tree care professionals tend to recommend and all of them are part of the Cornaceae Family. All family members typically produce deciduous, broadleaf foliage and flowers. Both usually spread out far enough to cover roughly 15 feet or more of space. Thus, they may be planted along the borders of estate properties or in groupings near other flowering trees or shrubs.

Certified arborists often look for partially shaded areas with acidic to neutral soil that boast high amounts of loam, sand or clay. They are spots that tend to work exceptionally well for flowering dogwood trees. Furthermore, fledglings should ideally be planted in the ground now that fall is here. If the trees are not put into the ground before the end of autumn, the majority of estate tree care companies prefer to keep them in greenhouses until spring.

Well watered and mulched transplants will typically produce flowers their first spring. However, there may be a few species of transplanted, flowering dogwoods that won’t truly put on a fabulous show until the following year. Certified arborists who care for flowering dogwoods can generally advise estate owners which trees are likely to be late bloomers.

In addition, they may point out species of flowering dogwoods whose foliage and blossoms will compliment a property the most. For example, there are some species that feature red-orange leaves for part of the year and white blossoms the other. To learn more about them and other dogwood trees, please contact Advanced Tree Care.

Healthy, well-trimmed trees can add value to any property, and can even help you attract new tenants. Property management tree care is important for a number of reasons, and here are five ways it could be beneficial to you.

#1: Pruning

Pruning fruit and nut trees is essential to ensuring a bountiful harvest. Pruning could also be needed to improve the health of other trees by removing dead or diseased branches that could eventually cause problems.

#2. Preventing Storm Damage

Trimming trees can help provide better airflow so that limbs are less likely to become detached during a storm. Cutting branches that overhang roofs and power lines are also recommended to reduce the odds of them causing damage.

#3. Preventing Future Tree Loss

If you have one or more trees affected by disease or insects, odds are that several other specimens could eventually become afflicted. Not only could this cause your property to become unsightly, but it could also result in the need for extensive cutting and replanting in order to maintain your landscape.

#4. Removing Obstructions

Perhaps you have one or more trees that are obstructing water, sewer or other utility lines. Very large trees could also pose hazards to fences or even the foundation of a building. Extensive repairs could be needed unless measures are taken to remove these trees before they have the chance to cause damage.

#5. Emergency Service

Emergency tree service could be needed whenever downed trees limit access to your property or otherwise pose a safety hazard. Removing these trees can be dangerous in itself, which is why doing the work yourself is not recommended. Contact a professional to ensure your tenants remain safe, and are able to come and go freely.

The very best way to ensure a beautiful landscape and prevent storm damage is to use a professional tree cutting service such as ours. To find out more, contact us.

 

Certified, Canadian arborists do more than just physically care for trees, they also pay attention to those species that are threatened or endangered. One that comes to mind is a fantastic species of shade tree, the Gymnocladis dioicus. Certified Arborists also know it as the Kentucky coffee tree.  At one time, people were enamored with its huge leaves, light green flowers and bean pods.

They used the trees for shade and their seed pods in a number of ways. For example, they often used them to prepare medicines, beverages and main entrees. Some people also used the tree’s seeds, flowers and wood to make handicrafts, toys, furniture and other useful items for the home or business.

However, now that the trees are endangered, Canadians no longer use them for their byproducts. Instead, the trees are primarily planted to help preserve the species and beautify Canadian estates. Naturally, arborists help to make that happen in regions known to have at one time, once harbored wild and cultivated, Kentucky coffee trees.

Although the trees are very pollution, drought and disease tolerant, there is one thing that helps keep them from thriving all across Canada. There just aren’t enough of them. Like other species of trees, they need each other in order to reproduce. So without enough specimens of both genders living in one area, the trees will eventually die without creating their own replacements. Thus, Certified Arborists generally recommend estate owners plant one Kentucky coffee tree of each sex on their respective properties.

To discover more about the Kentucky coffee tree and other threatened species Canadian, Certified Arborists recommend for estates, please contact us for a free quote. We’d be happy to help preserve threatened or endangered species of trees for both home and business owners in our company’s existing service area.

Carotenoids, chlorophyll and anthocyanin undoubtedly play a major role in what Canada’s trees will look like come autumn but that’s not all. Our York Region arborists know that the weather and soil content influence the trees’ leaves too. So there are a few things they can do to help improve fall foliage. Would you like to find out what they are?

To begin with, York Region arborists may improve a tree’s autumn canopy by taking excellent care of it during the spring and summer months. They are traditionally important parts of a tree’s growing season. So the soil should be kept moist, nutrient rich and warm. Also, the tree should be kept disease and pest-free. That way, the leaves will be healthy come fall.

Now there is not much that York Region arborists can do about the weather, which as we noted earlier, has significant influence on foliage color too. However, they may use structural reinforcement and other means to shield the tree from weather-related damage. For example, mulch and burlap may keep the trees safe during periods of frost whereas cabling could keep foliage-laden branches from snapping off during wind storms in September.

Finally, York Region arborists may help improve fall color by helping property owners select beautiful trees. There are a number of specimens that are known for producing amazing color year after year. And the same goes for shrubs. “Which ones?”, you may ask. How about red oak, sugar maples, sumac, red maples and paper birch? They are fantastic. The list of other species of note includes, but isn’t confined to:

  • Katsura Trees
  • Redbud Trees
  • Smokebushes
  • Dogwood Trees
  • Witch Hazel Shrubs

To speak with a York Region arborist about adding more wonderful, autumn color to a property, please contact us at our Advanced Tree Care headquarters today.

Managing multiple properties is challenging, but it becomes more manageable when you invest in maintenance and preservation. Although you can rely on professionals to resolve tree-related problems, you will have a better experience by preventing issues from happening in the first place.

It is advantageous to make use of tree preservation proposals from professionals.

Maximize Tree-Related Benefits

When you invest in tree preservation, you do not have to worry about your trees getting to the point where they need to be treated for pests or diseases. It is an effective way to keep your trees looking great to satisfy and impress tenants, which is just what you need as a property management professional.

Keep All Trees Healthy

An important benefit of following through on preservation proposals is that you will keep your trees healthy. If a professional needs to take certain measures to keep a tree healthy, they can do so before the tree starts to have substantial problems, which could save you money and possibly the life of the tree.

Professional Knowledge

Although you might have your own ideas as for what you want to do with the trees on your properties, you do not have the same level of knowledge or expertise as a tree care professional. It is best to leave these plans and proposals in their hands as they can guide you well, along with provide the services.

Just as it is helpful to invest in property maintenance to avoid expensive repairs or issues, you can do the same with the trees on the properties you manage. Contact us for more information on our services.

Summer is a popular time for people to move, especially because of school. Once summer arrives, college students are out of school, in which some will have graduated and others will transfer to different schools. Unfortunately, this can lead to a considerable amount of vacancies with your properties.

To fill these vacancies and attract new college students, you should consider tree care in Aurora.

Take New Photos for Property Listings

Old photos can cause your properties to not look as appealing, which is essential because the first impression has a substantial impact on your ability to rent a home quickly. Investing in tree care will get your trees into outstanding condition, which is the perfect way to prepare for taking new photos.

Impress Potential Tenants

When you have well-kept trees on your properties, you will impress potential tenants. Although you will need to impress them throughout their entire tour of the home, having healthy trees is an ideal start.

Justify the Rental Rate

For the properties you manage to actually rent in a reasonable time frame, you need to justify the rental rate. It is crucial to do this in numerous ways, and one of them is providing high-quality landscaping.

Healthy, beautiful, and safe trees can provide curb appeal, shade, and style to any property.

If you do not take care of the trees on your properties, you may run into trouble with keeping them healthy and alive in the future. It is important to avoid these time-consuming and expensive issues by getting professional tree care, which will save you the most amount of money in the long run.

Contact us if you have any questions about our services.

Gypsy moth activity across the country continues to concern estate tree care professionals. At this point in the season, spring larvae have already made it through the pupal stage and are starting to lay their own eggs. Those eggs, if not destroyed, will remain in place until spring 2016. Afterward, they’ll hatch and start the vicious process of destroying Canada’s estate tree population all over again.

Many Canadians have expressed concern over some of the chemicals being used to kill the destructive moths’ larvae. They worry about what the substances will do to the environment at large as well as human beings with compromised immune systems. Examples include biological materials that inadvertently kill other, more beneficial insects.  Consequently, there has been an increasing outcry for the use of eco-friendly alternatives.

Unfortunately, not all eco-friendly alternatives are good for humans. Prime examples are planned releases of deer mice, which harbor infectious pathogens and parasites. As such, when battling gypsy moth invasions it is crucial for estate tree care professionals to balance the concerns of all involved. Personally, we advocate for focusing on the health of the estate’s trees.

By making health the center of attention, the estates’ trees are in better positions to withstand gypsy moth attacks. Plus, we recommend setting up eco-sensitive deterrents that discourage or prevent the adult moths from using the estate trees as nurseries. Examples include spraying the trees with green soaps and applying specialty tape.

Thinning out hardwoods which have a tendency to attract the pests also helps. However, property owners may balk at doing such. In those cases, certified arborists often agree to take a “protect, wait and see” stance. It involves taking the preventive measures we mentioned early and reserving tree removal activities until the final generation of larvae are preparing to overwinter.

To speak more about gypsy moth invasions and related control measures, please contact Advance Tree Care today.

Gypsy moth activity across the country continues to concern estate tree care professionals. At this point in the season, spring larvae have already made it through the pupal stage and are starting to lay their own eggs. Those eggs, if not destroyed, will remain in place until spring 2016. Afterward, they’ll hatch and start the vicious process of destroying Canada’s estate tree population all over again.

Many Canadians have expressed concern over some of the chemicals being used to kill the destructive moths’ larvae. They worry about what the substances will do to the environment at large as well as human beings with compromised immune systems. Examples include biological materials that inadvertently kill other, more beneficial insects.  Consequently, there has been an increasing outcry for the use of eco-friendly alternatives.

Unfortunately, not all eco-friendly alternatives are good for humans. Prime examples are planned releases of deer mice, which harbor infectious pathogens and parasites. As such, when battling gypsy moth invasions it is crucial for estate tree care professionals to balance the concerns of all involved. Personally, we advocate for focusing on the health of the estate’s trees.

By making health the center of attention, the estates’ trees are in better positions to withstand gypsy moth attacks. Plus, we recommend setting up eco-sensitive deterrents that discourage or prevent the adult moths from using the estate trees as nurseries. Examples include spraying the trees with green soaps and applying specialty tape.

Thinning out hardwoods which have a tendency to attract the pests also helps. However, property owners may balk at doing such. In those cases, certified arborists often agree to take a “protect, wait and see” stance. It involves taking the preventive measures we mentioned early and reserving tree removal activities until the final generation of larvae are preparing to overwinter.

To speak more about gypsy moth invasions and related control measures, please contact Advance Tree Care today.