growing safe and healthy trees
GROWING SAFE AND HEALTHY TREES
Why invest in tree care?
Trees that are healthy and well maintained can add enormous value to a property. They also make spaces more enjoyable and sustainable.
One of the most attractive aspects of a landscaped area is mature, healthy trees. Healthy trees better resist disease and pests, and conflicts that arise from extreme weather events.
Mature trees are difficult and costly to replace. Protecting your trees has a high return on investment and is much more cost effective than removal.
Poorly maintained trees can be a hazard and liability as they are more susceptible to failure. Negative impacts include property damage, utility line damage, infestation, personal injury, or a higher probability of storm damage.
ISA Certified Arborist
Our ISA Certified Arborist, Jeremiah Erhardt, has 7 years of experience in tree care. He is a Certified Arboriculture Technician and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Jeremiah is currently taking a masters degree in urban forestry.
We are insured with $5 million of liability insurance coverage. Our company is also properly WCB insured.
COR Safety Certified
A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is bestowed on companies that have invested into ensuring their health and safety practices meet exacting standards. We ensure safe work practices, providing you peace of mind and hassle-free property maintenance.
We take training and expertise very seriously (check out our employee training program initiative here). Working with trees is not just something you “pick-up” as a summer student. Knowledge of proper care and maintenance takes years of education and training.
Arboriculture is one of the trades that you get what you pay for. After all, trees can be worth thousands of dollars in property value and should not be left to a jack-of-all-trades.
Pruning or removing trees can be dangerous work. Hiring a Certified Arborist minimizes risk and liability. They also bring the right tools: specialized equipment, in-depth knowledge, and proper insurance.
An ISA Certified Arborist has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in tree care and/or a college degree in horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture or urban forestry.
There are a few reasons why getting arborist work done in the winter can make sense:
With the exception of flowering trees that blossom in the spring, pruning in the winter can be an excellent time to maintain your trees. Pruning and cutting back branches when the tree is in its dormant cycle allows it to grow better and stronger as soon as it is spring.
Disease and Pest Mitigation:
Fungus, bugs, and bacteria are less active during the winter which can be ideal for removing areas that are diseased and damaged. Lack of leaf cover can also provide better visibility of affected areas.
Free up the Summer:
There are many landscaping maintenance activities that are ideal for wintertime when people are mostly indoors anyway. Save the summer for your tenants to enjoy the outdoors instead of being in the middle of landscaping projects.
Some arborist tasks are time sensitive, and others (like pruning, removing deadfall, tree removal) are ideal for winter, when rates are typically lower.