Tree Trimming for Your Commercial Property Shouldn’t be Ignored
Tree trimming and tree pruning help ensure the landscaping around your business looks its best. This is important for making sure your guests feel great about your business as well as letting your employees know that appearance is important in all aspects of your company.
We’ve talked about this before in our approach to landscaping in general and why it’s good for your business. It bears repeating because safety and company confidence are integral to the success of your business.
Tree trimming isn’t just about making your business look good from the outside.
If you’ve ever been to a restaurant with a dirty dining room you’ve probably wondered what the kitchen looks like. The outside appearance of your business is a first impression opportunity to show that your company takes pride in what it does.
Do Tree Roots Damage Foundations?
A certified arborist will help monitor the health of your trees in regards to buildings and other structures. Trees that have been left to grow unchecked may have roots that are working their way towards your foundations. This can create damage that is preventable when looked after by our licensed arborists.
While tree roots won’t grow “into” your foundation they can cause indirect damage over time. Here’s an excerpt from a paper on building appraisals.
“Roots encountering a solid object will divert and follow the course of least resistance, thereby causing no damage. The continuous radial expansion of trunks and structural roots in contact with a structure and in a restricted space, however, may exert sufficient pressure to displace heavy structures.”
The author of the study goes on to say “Indirect damage is caused by the influence of a tree on soil moisture levels of a substrate prone to shrinkage and expansion.”
As trees grow in age and size they may become a structural concern.
The trees themselves also can become a structural concern if they become infected by a fungus or begin withering away for any other reason. You certainly wouldn’t want to see an old tree fall into one of your buildings, or worse, onto one of your employees!
With weather patterns becoming more sporadic you could be looking at a situation where an older tree is no longer in a stable environment. This can be due to either increased moisture or drought, depending on the genus of the tree and the soil type you have around your business.
This is another situation where tree trimming for your business is a sound investment.
Don’t get left in the dark.
Tree limbs and branches can grow towards, and interfere with, electrical, cable, and other important lines attached to your business.
Pruning the trees around your warehouses and buildings will help prevent any damage to utility poles, wires, and electrical grids. This process should only be done by professionals with the right safety training and insurance.
Well-maintained trees tell the rest of the world you have a well-maintained business. Contact us today to see how we can help keep your business looking great and your employees and guests safe.