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Most properties can enjoy a substantial appearance upgrade with the addition of trees. However, it is not wise to jump too quickly into the process of planting trees on your property as improperly planting them can lead to a variety of problems that are better to avoid in the first place.

To enjoy simple tree care in Richmond Hill and avoid unnecessary problems, you should consider the tips below.

Away from Driveways, Pathways, or Sidewalks

When you plant a tree, you need to understand that the roots will expand quite significantly. It is vital to give your trees more than enough room to grow without causing problems to driveways or sidewalks.

Avoid Damage to Infrastructure

Just as it is crucial to not plant trees in a manner that will eventually lead to property damage, you want exercise the same level of caution to avoid causing damage to the property’s infrastructure. Avoiding tree root contact with underground water, gas, or sewer lines is essential and should be a top priority.

Do Not Plant Close to Home

With how much trees can grow, not only can roots cause problems to the foundation of your home, but the trees could grow tall enough to extend tree branches over your roofing. Since this is a major hazard, you might have to remove the tree completely to eliminate the risk. It is best to do a thorough analysis of the tree species you want to plant to determine how much space you need to give your trees to grow.

Most issues can be prevented with careful planning and execution.

If you would like professional assistance with planting new trees, feel free to contact us.

There is nothing that will improve the curb appeal of your property like beautifully planted and shaped trees.

Curb appeal isn't reserved for residential property. A majestic Black Maple, Douglas Fir or Eastern Red Cedar improve the aesthetics of commercial real estate as well.  They also soften and enhance the architecture of commercial property.  

In order to maintain the health and beauty of trees requires knowledgable and professional care. Improper pruning can cause serious harm to even the hardiest, mature tree. Trees are an investment, and investments must be cared for by professionals.  

 International Society of Arboriculture confirms that trees are a benefit for commercial real estate owners and property managers, a major component of owning or managing commercial real estate and properties is maintaining and improving property value

While location of a business is critical, the exterior of a commercial property can significantly impact the value of the property.

Having healthy landscaping and mature, well maintained trees improve  commercial property values. Proper tree pruning is a major component to the value equation. 

Arbor Day Foundation confirms why trees add value:

  • Potential retail or professionals tenants are more likely to sign long-term lease agreements because of the attractive, pleasing aesthetic of the surrounding exterior.
  • Professionals understand that clients are  more likely to frequent their establishments if their business has well-maintained grounds. It speaks of success. 
  • Office buildings and retail commercial sites with unkempt grounds are more likely to have vacant lease sites for long periods of time.
  • Commercial owners and property managers get more value from the  community when they offer well designed and maintained landscapes. 

Healthy, well cared for trees show the management cares about their environment and their property. Owners looking to sell existing holdings know their real estate will command  a higher price in a shorter amount of time.

For professional advice about your trees and pruning, contact us so we can discuss how our services can help you. 

Managing an estate requires skills and expert knowledge in a wide range of areas. Professionals with the knowledge, skills, and equipment are necessary to handle your estate's tree care.

Trees provide many benefits to an estate. Trees create a beautiful environment, provide shade, and homes for birds. They provide color in the fall and the gorgeous sight of branches against the sky in the winter. Trees, also, increase the monetary value of an estate. 

The care of trees is quite specialized, though. Maintenance for tree preservation requires a variety of activities. In order to be successful, each activity uses specialized equipment and knowledge. Pruning a tree, for example, necessitates keeping a balance by reshaping and removing only a safe percentage of branches. Bracing a tree or a branch may be needed. Trees need to be fertilized. Done improperly, these same activities can damage or kill trees. This can create an unsafe and unattractive environment.

Sometimes, trees must be removed. Knowledge in knowing what to do, the skill to do it, and the correct equipment are absolutely required for safety and success. This is beyond the scope of property managers or grounds keepers.                  

All of this is very specialized knowledge. At Advanced Tree Care, we have been caring for Ontario's trees for over 20 years. Estate management requires wearing many hats, but we can consult with you and create a tree management plan that will enable you to have complete confidence in the health and safety of your trees. Please, contact us with any questions or to ask us to wear your tree expert hat.

Large trees are occasionally a headache. They drop branches at the most inopportune times (often in the most inopportune areas), require sometimes costly work to keep them in good health, and require cleanup not just during the fall months, but even in spring and summer. Yet large trees continue to hold a special place in the hearts of tree lovers, and for those who long to have them (and have room for them) there are many trees considered a cut above the rest. Below are five of them.

1. The Red Maple. The Red Maple grows fast, and as such, quickly provides the shade that many homeowners love for backyard areas. It is easy to move, tolerant of various weather, and will grow almost anywhere. Since it ends up at 40-70 feet, it provides a lot of shade. Its location requires planning, however, due to its large size.

2. The Yellow Poplar or Tulip Tree. The Tulip Tree's beauty alone serves as an advertisement for planting it. It also grows very fast, and is highly resistant to both disease and pests. However, it needs the right spot, since it ends up between 70-90 feet tall.

3. White and Red Oak Trees. These trees have been popular for centuries, due to their handsome appearance and hardiness. Since oaks grow slowly, their location is less of an issue initially, but still requires consideration some time down the road.

4. The Sycamore Tree. Sycamores are not especially particular about their planting site. In addition, they grow easily and even transplant easily. However, they are huge (70-100 feet tall), and an average sized yard can contain only one. In addition, they suffer from susceptibility to rot and may cause damage. Professional tree care is essential to keep this giant in optimal health.

5. The River Birch. The river birch likes wet sites, but can tolerate drier ones and even has a modest ability to cope with drought. It also tolerates heat well and is a colorful backyard specimen.

Large trees come with their own set of requirements for proper care but when professionally pruned and cared for, provide numerous benefits, including shaded backyards, beautiful views, and excellent home selling points. For more information on how to care for your large backyard trees, contact us.

When it's time to plant a tree, most people want one that will be around for years to come, without messy cleanups or potentially catastrophic damage to homes or outdoor setups. Therefore, picking the right tree for the space you have is essential. The following five are some of the best species to plant for those interested in small trees.

1. Amur Maple. This tree forms into either a bush or a small tree. Since it grows only 20-30 feet, it is suitable for areas prohibiting larger specimens (such as near power lines). The Amur Maple grows quickly, and is resistant to most pests and diseases. It also does well even in shaded areas. One important thing to keep mind is that it requires pruning at its beginning stages, to help achieve the right form.

2. Crab Apple. Not only is the crab apple Canada's favorite tree, it is also easy to grow. There are no soil requirements, its transplants well, it only grows to 20 feet and it is beautiful throughout all seasons. The only thing to keep in mind is that crab apples prefer sunny areas.

3. Eastern Redbud. This very pretty tree grows to less than 30 feet, and is a real eye catcher. It does, however, require some special care. Redbuds do not cope well with drought and require watering during dry periods. They also need pruning early in life to avoid weak areas.

4. Flowering Dogwood. The dogwood also has very pretty flowers, attracts many bird species, and only grows to a height of 25 feet. However, it is susceptible to pest damage if injured by mowers and weed trimmers.

5. The Golden Raintree. While a little larger than the other specimens, reaching a maximal height of 30-40 feet, the Golden Raintree has many benefits. It is highly pest resistant, tolerates many soil types, copes well with drought and even removes heavy metals from the soil around it. While considered invasive in parts of the United States, climate conditions in Canada prevent it from reseeding.

All five of these beautiful small trees can add value to a property, especially when properly cared for with tree care consulting. For more information on the best ways to care for your small trees, contact us.

Whether you have a tree stump on your property because the tree fell over, the tree was cut down, or because it was there when you purchased or acquired the property, you should consider removing the tree stump as you will find that most tree stumps are unwanted.

It is safe and reliable to use tree care in Newmarket to handle the removal.

Lack the Knowledge and Tools

Although you can do it on your own, the acquisition of tools and learning about removing a tree stump properly is often enough to prevent you from actually investing in this endeavor.

Oftentimes, you will find it more cost-efficient to have it done professionally.

A Visual Eyesore

While it may not seem like a tree stump is bothering your tenants, there is no denying that a tree stump is an eyesore compared to other landscaping details such as luscious shrubs, plants, or trees.

Removing a tree stump will help you replace it with something beautiful and living.

Insect Attraction

A tree stump is a prime target for an insect infestation. While some of these insects may turn out to be quite harmless, it can also bring in troublesome insects such as termites. Attracting termites to your property can lead to termites infesting your property’s, which then becomes a major problem.

Removing a tree stump is the smart thing to do to avoid insect troubles.

Take Up Valuable Space

Since there is nothing that can be done about a tree stump, it just takes up space. Although the amount of space it actually consumes depends on the size of the tree stump, you can replace it easily.

If you have any questions about removing a tree stump or want to get one removed, contact us.

While most tasks related to property management tree care are pretty standard and straightforward, there are situations in which severe weather leads to a leaning tree or a fallen tree.

It is crucial to get a problem like this resolved as quickly as possible to prevent further tenant disturbance, or to start making plans to fix the damage that a fallen tree has caused.

Fallen Trees are a Hazard

There is no denying that a fallen tree is a hazard, even if damage has already been done. For instance, a fallen tree could be leaning on a roof or awning, slowly wearing down the structural integrity.

Receive Service in a Timely Manner

Using the same professionals that you use for routine tree care should help you get quick service. Depending on the situation, every minute that passes without work towards a tree being removed can increase the danger level, especially for a leaning tree that may only be hours away from falling.

Enjoy Removal by Professionals You Trust

In this serious kind of situation, you want to get service from professionals you know are trustworthy. Fortunately, taking advantage of regular tree service will help you build relationships with the individuals that are responsible for handling the tree-related problem and getting your property back to normal.

Work With You on Insurance Claims

Another relieving factor of using professionals you trust is knowing that they will help you when it comes to filing an insurance claim and going through the entire process.

Contact us to learn more about our tree care services.

Managing multiple properties is a tall task, especially when you have to resolve problems on a regular basis. It is often better to prevent these issues from happening in the first place, and you can accomplish this goal by investing in property management tree care services on a regular basis, as opposed to just when you need their services to fix an existing or potential problem.

Recognize Hazards Before They Lead to an Injury

When professionals check on your trees on a regular basis, they will be able to recognize developing hazards or hazards that already exist and should be handled right away. For instance, all it takes is a day of heavy winds to cause damage to a tree, and hanging limbs could go unnoticed or unreported until it is too late, and as a property manager, you want to avoid these predicaments at all costs.

Keep Your Trees Healthy and Looking Good

Although trees may not be as sensitive as some plants and often take longer to look unhealthy when they have a health problem, routine tree care will keep your trees looking good throughout the year.

Saves Money in the Long Run

When you pay for routine tree care services, you will avoid potential lawsuits from fallen trees or branches that could cause severe injury, expensive treatments to cure severely diseased trees, and in some cases, paying for trees to be cut down entirely and then replaced with another tree.

Routine property management tree care helps to keep you worry-free.

Contact us to learn more about our services.

If you need to have a tree on your property cut down, you may think about doing it on your own. While it is possible for you to do this, you have to buy equipment to do it properly and safely.

In an ideal situation, you should use professional tree care services to do the tree cutting services, not only because they are more qualified to do so, but so that you can save on buying the equipment required.

Logger’s Helmet

In order to protect your head, you need to have a logger’s helmet. It is an essential piece of equipment to have because falling branches can cause serious injury, and having a helmet will reduce the blow.

Kevlar Chaps

When you are working with a chainsaw, you want to make sure you are prepared for a slip-up, and this is exactly what Kevlar chaps provide in stopping a chainsaw immediately.

Felling Wedges

A small, but necessary purchase is felling wedges for cutting the tree.

Chainsaw

Buying a chainsaw is necessary because it is going to do the brunt of the work in cutting the tree. Also, while you may be looking into a budget chainsaw because of your financial situation, professional tree cutters will have a high-grade chainsaw that allows them to perform their job very efficiently.

Chopping Axe

Another required piece to buy is a chopping axe, which you will use for the notch cut. It sets you up for using the chainsaw and allows you to dictate where you want the tree to fall.

It is not necessary to buy this equipment when you use professional tree cutting services.

Contact us for help with getting a tree on your property cut down.

The expense of maintaining trees, especially when they suffer from an injury or an illness, may initially lead to sticker shock. Yet your trees can actually save you money, especially over the long-term, in five significant ways.

First, trees can decrease your cooling costs during summer months. The shade they provide decreases the amount of energy required to cool your home. In addition, shade trees planted near an air conditioner can help it to run more efficiently, by keeping it cooler during the hottest weather.

Second, trees can decrease the cost of keeping your home warm during the coldest winter months. When planted appropriately, at the correct distance from your home and in the right formation, they are a highly effective wind break. Evergreens are especially useful for this purpose.

Third, trees are good landscaping tools to block views of areas which are less than aesthetically pleasing. Whether attempting to block the view of an outbuilding, a work site or an unappealing play area, trees can do the job, and do it more cheaply than a privacy fence or another landscaping device.

Fourth, trees decrease dirt erosion. In areas where dirt is prone to wash away, especially with heavy rain, trees roots can help to hold it in place. This can help you to avoid landscaping and even foundation repair costs down the road.

Fifth and finally, trees are a good source of organic mulch and composting material. Dead branches and twigs are a good source of organic mulch, which is also less expensive than garden store products. In addition, leaves are a good ingredient for organic compost, which, of course, is safer and less expensive than environmentally unfriendly fertilizers.

While trees do occasionally cost their owners money, they save them a great deal more with the many benefits they provide, especially when they are healthy and well-maintained. Your tree care consulting company can help you to get the most benefit out of your trees. Contact us to find out how.