With the many demands of managing a property (particularly if that’s only one of numerous responsibilities at your job), commercial property trees may be one of the last things on your mind. However, there are a lot of good reasons to care about the health of trees at your commercial property, whether it’s retail, rental, office or manufacturing space, or a combination of these.
It’s easy to put tree care on the back burner, and there are a lot of myths around urban tree health that make this easy. As arborists, let us dispel a few of these myths and let you know why you should think about your commercial space’s trees!
Trees Don’t Need Maintenance
Caring for your trees is one of the best ways to save money on tree and garden care. Regular pruning and promptly dealing with any concerning issues keeps your tree in good health and thriving.
Pruning, watering, and fertilizing are all part of keeping trees in good shape. It’s especially important with young, newly planted trees. New trees need extra water, particularly in the first year they’re planted. Trees also benefit from watering before winter and through any dry patches (no snow or rain) through the winter.
Fertilizing Is For Gardens
Fertilizing is often thought of in terms of flower or vegetable gardens, but trees can reap great benefits from fertilizing! Urban trees, especially in dense or concrete-heavy areas where many businesses are located, can suffer from a lack of nutrients. Other plants and vegetation contribute nutrients to the soil, so without these, trees can become weaker and unhealthy.
Fertilizing is a cost-efficient measure to help bring some of these nutrients back to urban trees. In spring, fall, or both, adding fertilizing to the soil ensures stronger and greener growth for the next season, also helping to protect against pest damage and disease.
Cheapest Is Best
As the manager of a commercial property, we understand you might face external pressure to choose the cheapest quote for a job. However, you always want to choose licensed and insured arborists for tree work on your property. Not only because work poorly done can end up costing you more later (a lesson you’ve surely learned as a property manager!), but from a liability perspective as well.
Ensuring you’re working with a trained professional will help make sure you’re covered in the event of any issues down the line. Working with professional arborists also ensures your tree issues are properly diagnosed and work is performed safely and effectively. Properly done pruning and branch removals, for example, can save you from a far more costly tree removal and replacement down the line.
Planting Is for Homeowners
Planting trees helps all of us! Studies show that green space, from a park outside a window to trees alongside your building to a humble plant on a desk benefits employee morale and productivity. By planting smaller trees now, your building will also benefit from their cooling effects in years to come. Plus, you’ll be making your space more attractive and valuable. It also helps showcase a commitment to environmental issues, important for attracting employees and customers.
Trees Are a Risk
Of course there are possible risks from trees on the property, but that goes for just about anything. Well-cared-for trees will provide your property with many benefits, from cooling and insulating to improving mental health. Whether your commercial space involves retail, work space, rental housing, or all of the above, having a more attractive property benefits your workers, customers, and bottom line.
Commercial Property Tree Management
Do you need experienced arborists to assist with maintenance, planning, or planting for your commercial space’s trees? Vista Tree has worked with many different types of businesses and as business owners, we understand your needs! Contact us for a quote today