Regular tree maintenance makes a difference, especially for commercial properties that are much more crowded than residential ones. Any tree on your commercial property can be a hazard. A single tree can damage the property and injure bystanders if you neglect it.
Commercial properties look dull without any trees around them. Trees bring many environmental benefits to the area where you plant them – they purify the air, absorb excess water and prevent landslides. There is just something domestic about commercial properties with trees.
Trees need regular care and maintenance, just like any other plant. But you will not have to care for them daily because they are so big and their growth pace is a bit slower. Your tree will be happy if you attend them during seasonal changes – early in the spring before they start producing new leaves and flowers and in the late fall, after the fruit harvest has finished and the leaves fell off, right before winter begins.
In the spring, you want to cut off all dry branches, so your tree will produce new ones. You also want to check for pests and diseases, and start treating them before more insects emerge.
During the summer, check your trees for pests and diseases, and look for withering leaves and dry branches. Repeat the checkup in the fall after you have collected the fruits or the last leaves fall off the tree. Look for insects and signs of diseases. Also, remove dry branches, but do it before the first frost.
If your trees have suffered weather or infestation damage, you might not be able to save them. Remove them in time, and prevent the spreading of diseases, pests, and hazards on your commercial property.
Tree maintenance on commercial properties includes:
Because different tree types require divergent maintenance and techniques, hiring professional arborists is the best way to keep them and your property safe. The Tree Dudes team will help you monitor and estimate your trees, care for them and prevent possible hazards.
When it comes to slow-growing trees, you should prune them once every few years. If you cut their branches too often, such trees will recover before the new season hits them. You should prune faster-growing trees once or two times a year. The late winter is the best time to prune trees, right before they start regrowing leaves and branches in the early spring.
You should fertilize your trees once a year, and the best time for that is in the early spring when trees are awakening from their winter slumber. Fertilizing your trees in early spring will help them get more nutrients, which will help them develop new branches and leaves and produce more fruit in the late summer and fall.
Some tree infections and diseases can spread very fast, especially if trees are close to each other. One infected tree could destroy all other trees on your property. It frequently happens with palm trees. If you have an infected tree on your property, remove it immediately, and prevent a possible catastrophe.
You want to plant low-maintenance, good-looking trees on your commercial property because such trees require less attendance. Crape Myrtle or Crab Apples are a good choice. Small palm tree species also. When it comes to large trees, Live Oak and Bald Cypress are excellent choices if you are in Florida.