Have your trees pruned by
a professional arborist.
It's the most direct and cost-effective way
to ensure their longevity and aesthetic properties.
Whether it is a young tree in need of a prune
to establish proper scaffolding (branch structure), or a
mature tree being pruned for maintenance and appearance,
it is essential to make sure it is done right.
Trees add value to your property, and it takes
a little investment to optimize return. Cutting corners
by hiring the landscaper or lawn guy may save you money
in the short term, but down the line improperly pruned trees
turn problematic, lose value,and generally aren't as attractive.
Pruning is also the best way to mitigate potential
damage from overgrown or structurally unsound canopies.
Heavy snows and wind can devastate trees whose canopies
haven't been pruned and thinned to withstand these events.
Arborists can recognize and address structural weaknesses
that can be dangerous, and will also be able to identify
hidden defects by climbing the canopy.
Well maintained trees add real, significant
monetary value to a property. Neglecting a tree to pay for
a lawn is a bad investment, especially when you consider
the minimal expense of tree maintenance over time. Weighing
the cost of re-sodding against the value of a well-maintained,
mature tree is a stark contrast; the tree is generally four
times as valuable. Dollar for dollar, if the question is
to spend money on lawn or tree care, the smart money takes
the tree every time!
Good looking trees are well-maintained, well-maintained
trees are good-looking. Like the saying "the clothes
make the man", the trees make the property. Appealing,
well-kept trees are a reflection of appreciation of natural
beauty in an urban setting. They are inviting and peaceful,
a statement to neighbors and guests that care and consideration
has been cultivated into the landscape. It is a simple thing,
but all beauty is simple, and trees are simply beautiful.
Tree health manifests in the canopy. Dead
and dying limbs can be indications of a systemic or environmental
problem. A robust, leafy canopy, while often an indicator
of vitality, can also be a detriment to tree health. Strong
winds and snow weight can cause irreparable damage to a
tree through breakage, which in tun can be prevented through
Happy trees make people happy. A healthy,
well maintained tree can turn a simple backyard into a peaceful
refuge from the stresses of the world. Happy trees often
come to be regarded as the friends of the people who care
for them, asking little but giving a lot. They are the gentle
giants of our urban landscapes.
Neglected trees can easily become significant
hazards. Large dead limbs pose a real safety threat to anything
underneath them. Overgrown, unmanaged canopies can be crushed
and mangled by snow weight and wind, and can cause significant
property damage. Structural defects may exist unknown until
its too late, they have the potential to destroy a previously
beautiful tree as well as endanger the surroundings. An
arborist's evaluation can uncover and treat these defects
before it's too late.