Tree Care Frequently Asked Questions
An Overview of Tree Health
There are many things that can be done to promote and maintain the health of your trees and shrubs. Regular pruning is a very important aspect, which in addition to the health benefits, may also maintain desired shape, increase flowering, increase foliage density, and can prevent injuries and property damage. Additionally, by improving soil fertility, including fertilization, your trees and shrubs are getting all of the nutrition that they require to thrive.
Using modern equipment, trained personnel, and state-of-the art techniques, we maintain and beautify your valuable trees.
What is a Certified Arborist?
Certification is a standard for Arborists internationally and is administrated by the International Society of Arboriculture.
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
Because every property is different, and the range of our services so extensive, we are unable to give general estimates for tree care work, but are available to schedule free estimates. Please call us at 215-699-3141 for a free estimate today.
What Is Your Service Area?
All of Montgomery and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
What are some of the benefits of maintaining my trees?
Trees in the urban/suburban landscape have traditionally been valued for their aesthetic qualities and shade they produce. Especially in settled areas, trees have many other important benefits. Trees enhance property values. Research shows that the value of your property could increase up to 25%, depending on the size, type, location and health of its landscape plantings. Mature trees are particularly valuable. Therefore, it makes sense to protect your tree investment with proper maintenance.
Landscape trees, which act as wind breaks and sunscreens, can help you save money and live more comfortably. With properly placed trees around your house, depending upon where you live, you can reduce winter heating bills up to 15%. A mature shade tree can block up to 90% of solar radiation, which could translate to a significant reduction in your home cooling cost. Trees reduce air pollution by producing oxygen through photosynthesis and are filtering airborne particles. They also reduce noise pollution by acting as sound barriers. Studies show that trees have beneficial psychological effects on humans by decreasing stress, inspiring minds and breaking emotional barriers. Around the workplace, they tend to lower absenteeism and improve productivity. Many hospitals and nursing homes have beautiful green trees around them, since evidence demonstrates that trees can speed recovery from illness and are good for your health.
Why should my trees be pruned?
Pruning trees, especially when younger, helps promote healthy trees with good branch architecture. Again, think of a tree in its native environment, the forest. There, the tree in stiff competition with other trees, is forced to grow upright toward light to fill what is usually a very limited space. Trees growing in landscape environments usually have much more space and less competition. They will develop large, low branches and spread out to form much broader trees than they would in their natural settings. This difference in branch structure should be offset with pruning to minimize development of hazardous limbs that are likely to fail.
Should I fertilize my trees?
Trees often require fertilization at some point in their life span. Remember, most tree's natural environment is the forest. There nutrients are continually recycled as leaves, other plant, and even animal material fall and decompose on the forest floor. When trees are brought into a landscape enviroment, this part of the ecosystem is usually disrupted.