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.
While trees that grow naturally in forests and other wooded areas live just fine without regular maintenance, trees planted in our urban city depend on tree pruning and other routine tree care in order to thrive. Unfortunately, not all tree maintenance is performed the correct way, and trees and their property owners can pay the price of poor tree pruning. In today's blog post, we'll focus on three ways trees can be damaged by poor tree pruning, and what property owners can do to ensure their trees get proper care and maintenance.
For residential property owners, trees are some of the most prominent and valuable parts of the landscape. Unfortunately, trees can suffer damage from a variety of sources, such as high winds, heavy rains, and invasive insects. While trees cannot be completely protected from these problems, tree owners do have options when it comes to protecting trees from other kinds of damage, such as lightning damage.
Every year, Houston sees its fair share of stormy and windy weather, either from summer thunderstorms, tropical disturbances, or strong winter winds. After a storm, homeowners are often concerned about the stability and appearance of property, as well as personal safety, when limbs and trees fall due to high winds.
Although trees are typically considered an asset on residential properties, a number of factors can transform these assets into liabilities for property owners. Property owners that leave hazardous or sick trees on their property for too long take a risk of suffering property damages, personal injuries and high liability costs down the road. It's important for property owners to be aware of tree issues so they can make informed decisions and protect their property investment.
As most property owners are aware, tree trimming is one of the most dangerous tasks performed on a residential property. Each year, hundreds of people are severely injured or even killed during tree trimming projects. The causes of these injuries and deaths range from ladder falls, flying limbs and branches, or accidents involving chainsaws and other dangerous equipment. Another major cause of tree trimming accidents and deaths is electrocution from nearby power lines.
Trees are an important investment and beautiful addition to any residential property. Because of their value, it is important to protect their health from a young age, especially with careful and strategic tree pruning. However, many young trees can be severely over pruned, leading to a lifetime of diminished and unstable growth. In today's blog post, we'll look at how best to prune young trees in order to avoid over pruning and instead promote long-term health, beauty and stability.
In Houston, it's common for residential property owners to rely on landscapers to maintain their lawn and gardens throughout the year. However, some property owners make the mistake of allowing their amateur landscape crews to perform tree maintenance such as tree pruning and tree removal. In today's blog post, we'll look at three reasons why landscape crews should never be allowed to perform tree maintenance on residential properties.
Trees are beautiful and important property assets, but unfortunately they can succumb to various ailments, such as disease, drought, wind damage or lightning strikes. When trees become severely damaged or die, prompt tree removal is needed. Too often, property owners just have the main part of the tree removed, leaving behind the tree stump. In today's blog post, we're going to discuss why property owners should always have tree stumps removed from a residential property.
One of the best decisions a property owner can make is to plant trees on a residential property. Healthy trees add tremendous beauty, shade and value to homes, subdivisions, and other residential areas. However, one of the worst decisions a property owner can make is to try performing tree trimming and tree removal on their own.