As cooler weather finally begins to make its way to the Gulf Coast, many residential properties begin to see tree leaves change colors, drop leaves, and slow their growth. This also marks an ideal time to consider tree planting to give young trees their best chance for long-term health and successful growth. In today's blog post, we'll look at three specific reasons why fall is the best time to plant new trees in Texas.
Houston continues to be one of the top cities in the U.S. for new construction projects and development. Although new residential communities are wonderful additions to the greater Houston area, the reality is that many healthy shade trees can be threatened because of damage to the tree roots during the construction process. In today's blog post, we'll look at four types of construction projects that can threaten or damage tree roots, and how choosing the right tree care company can help protect trees during construction.
A person only needs to be in Houston a short period of time to discover that the city's weather can change in an instant, from hot and humid to cool and dry in just a matter of minutes. In addition to frequent weather changes, Houston is also vulnerable to drought, hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather conditions. With a hurricane season that runs through November 30th, Houstonians have several more months of watching the tropics for signs of approaching severe weather.
Mature trees offer residential property owners a wide range of important benefits, but trees can also become hazardous over time if not properly maintained. Unfortunately, too many property owners fail to get hazardous trees removed in time to prevent damages or injuries.
Owning a tree comes with a myriad of benefits and long-term advantages, such as much-needed shade, beauty, privacy, cleaner air, and reduced cooling and energy costs. However, not all trees grow up to be beautiful and safe additions to a property. Unfortunately, some trees grow in such a way that nearby buildings, structures, and even people are at risk of damage or injury. In today's blog post, we'll look at three key tree dangers that residential property owners should look for in order to avoid potential damages, injuries, or major disasters.
There are some changes in a tree's appearance that might seem normal to a property owner, while other changes might be a cause for concern. One of the more common areas of concern for residential property owners is the appearance of large swaths of silken webbing throughout their tree, mainly on tree trunks, limbs and branches. Although this silken webbing is often widespread within the tree and may be found on multiple trees, it poses no danger to the tree or nearby plants or shrubs.
When we need medical advice, we could consult a friend, neighbor, relative, or website, but the best and safest course of action is to seek out a trained and licensed doctor or specialist that can give proper medical advice and treatment. The same is true for trees and their care. While we could handle tree care on our own, or ask a friend, neighbor or relative for advice, the best course of action is to always have a Certified Arborist inspect and treat our trees.
Trees are an integral part of Houston, especially those on residential properties that add beauty and value to the community. However, these property assets can be threatened by a number of causes, leading to major damages, added expenses for property owners, and the possible loss of the tree. In today's blog post, we'll look at the most common threats to tree health and how trees can be protected.
When properly maintained, trees can grow and thrive for decades on residential lots. Unfortunately, trees may need to be removed from a property due to causes such as damage, diseases, drought, or other severe conditions. However, tree removal is not as simple as cutting down the tree as it stands. Tree removal is an extremely dangerous process that involves planning, proper equipment, professionally trained tree crews, and the highest levels of tree care safety and OSHA compliance.
In 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was created to develop a system of norms and conformity assessments for businesses to follow with the purpose of strengthening American industries. These voluntary industry standards help assure the safety and health of businesses by protecting employees and consumers, and ensuring workplace safety and environmental protection. These standards impact all areas of American industry, such as manufacturing, food production, energy distribution and even tree care.