Trees can be one of the most valuable assets a property boasts. Consider the curb appeal a tall, majestic tree adds to a landscape, not to mention the much-needed reprieve it provides from the sun’s hot rays. At the same time, trees need to be managed, so their growth doesn’t detract from the bigger investment – your commercial building.
What sort of damage can trees cause? Falling tree debris can lead to everything from damaging scrapes to deep punctures that comprise the roof’s integrity. And heavy branch overhang, creating an overabundance of shade, provides an environment for moss to take root. By its nature, moss absorbs water, allowing moisture to degrade your roof by invading it.
How to ensure trees enhance your commercial property rather than detract? Quite simply: trim branches that encroach on the building. The act of branch removal isn’t so simple – this should always be deferred to tree care professionals. What other benefits can you expect from a tree specialist? Several, including:
- Enhanced safety from falling limbs along the building perimeter and walkways
- Compliance with regulations over streets, walkways, and fire lanes
- Protection of valuable equipment such as security lighting
- Addressed infrastructure concerns like tree roots breaching plant beds and breaking sidewalks
When embarking on a contractor search, look for a highly rated tree company experienced with commercial properties. Even better if there’s a certified arborist on their team to speak to the tree’s health, a critical factor in its stability and safety in a commercial setting. An organization skilled in cabling and bracing is another feature to look for. Both techniques help trees withstand severe weather, improve longevity, and reduce the risk to your building and those in and around it.