Total landscape beauty and maintenance is a combination of many factors. It includes having a lush, green lawn, beautiful trees, splashes of color from flowers, and maybe even a water feature or seating area for guests. As a property manager or owner, you already have a lot on your plate so it’s easy to understand how the landscape could become an area of neglect in the grand scheme of things. However, the look of your landscape is often the first impression of your property, so it’s important to keep it in pristine condition. Here is some simple advice for caring for the trees around your building.
Trees are beautiful to see and add some great dimension and shade to your property, but trees that aren’t cared for can become dangerous to passersby. Falling limbs, or even the tree itself, are threats to safety. Therefore, it’s important to have your trees checked by a certified arborist. They will assess the condition of your trees and make suggestions for further care. Have this service performed at least once a year.
As trees grow and mature, they change the visibility of the surrounding community. Make sure that you check the visibility of and from your building from various angles, to make sure that no trees are blocking any important sightlines.
In addition, trees that grow too close to buildings can cause damage to siding and roofing. Be sure to have the trees pruned as necessary. In inclement weather, trees that grow too close to power lines can cause outages and safety issues. The proximity to power lines should be closely monitored throughout the year.
Parking Lots and Walkways
Tree roots can sometimes have a mind of their own. If spreading tree roots are impacting the integrity of your parking lots or walkways, it can become a tripping hazard for people and limit the amount of available and safe parking in the lot. Check the root system of your trees and, if necessary, have both a concrete and tree professional come to the site to make recommendations.
Make a Schedule
It’s a great tip for property owners and managers that have busy schedules to stay as organized as possible. Make a checklist and schedule of all your responsibilities and add tree care to the list. If necessary, delegate those responsibilities to a professional service that can do the work for you.
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