When it comes to the long list of things to care for in regards to your home during severe weather, trees don’t always make it to the top of the list. However, proper tree maintenance can equate to a decrease in damage and an increase in savings whenever storms with high winds whip through your neighborhood. In addition to adding value to your home, your mature tree assets play an important role in purifying the air, soaking up storm water that might otherwise burden drain systems, and helping cool your home through the shade provided naturally.
However, if not cared for properly, the trees on your property can potentially cause a lot of damage. Gutters can be clogged by leaves and other tree debris. Overgrown trees can create easy access to homes for carpenter ants, termites, and other pests through branches that touch the rooftop. When it comes to protecting your arboreal assets, tree maintenance is key. Here are a few tips on maintaining your trees:
Checkups – By having an ISA Certified Arborist perform annual tree inspections, you will avoid potential costly hazards that can come from tree overgrowth and tree debris.
Environment – Trees need a good environment in order to live strong and healthy. Trees that are street-side have more potential threats to their health through the work that may be done on power lines, water lines, and other space limiting units that may hinder root growth or damage roots.
Soil Damage – Construction near the tree can potentially compact or contaminate the surrounding soil. Compacted soil can cause damage to root systems. The strength of the tree will rely on the root system, so soil health is of the utmost importance when it comes to tree health. Have a soil analysis performed on your property to determine if there are any issues with your soil pH levels, contaminants or other potential soil issues.
Call an Embark Services Certified Arborist today to begin your tree maintenance schedule.