Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Trees on Your Property

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Trees on Your Property

January 28, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Trees on Your Property

January 28, 2021

The trees in your yard are a major fixture and feature of your home, but sometimes they can be easy to forget, even as big as they are. Taking care of the trees near your home has plenty of benefits and it can be a pretty easy challenge to take care of.

Promote Tree Health

Staying on top of your tree care can help your trees to stay healthy and strong and avoid getting damaged by insects or weather. The more familiar you are with the trees on your property, the better you will be able to assess their health and make good decisions to keep them healthy and cared for. Mulching can do a lot of good for tree health as well. But generally, just be aware that your tree is a living thing, and work to ensure that it is treated with care. Be sure to never park on exposed roots or dig too closely to the tree as that can cause damage.

Get Used to Tree Care

When you neglect your trees for any given time, you will fall out of your habits for caring for them and likely forget how they look when they are at their most healthy.  By developing strong tree care habits, you can stay familiar with your trees and constantly develop your skills as their caretakers. Trees generally don’t need daily or even weekly care but making a point to inspect them every month or so and take care of any damage you may see, you can increase their life and make the job of their care much easier to take care of.

Avoid Neighbor Disputes

Trees that are allowed to grow too large and overhang into neighbors’ yards can lead to arguments and disputes that would otherwise be easy to avoid. Stay on top of regular maintenance and trimming so that your tree doesn’t overhang a neighbor’s yard or cause damage that you would be responsible for. It is also a good idea to be sure to pick any fruit that your tree may grow so that it doesn’t drop over ripe fruit on your neighbors’ property. This can cause a big mess and lead to frustrating disputes between neighbors. Do your best to respect your neighbors’ property in your tree care so you can avoid disputes and create a beautiful space.

Prevent Home Damage

One of the major dangers of neglecting a tree on your property is that it can cause damage to your home or another piece of your property. If you have a deck or outside spaces that are beautifully landscaped, it would be a shame if your tree were to cause them damage. You may have valuable deck features that can be damaged by a crashing tree branch. Taking care to trim any tree branch that hangs over your deck or house can help you to ensure the safety of your home and keep things running smoothly and working well.

Make Things More Beautiful

The major benefit of trees on your property is that they are beautiful. By maintaining the trees in your yard, you can ensure that they are always looking their most beautiful and that your house benefits from the beauty they bring.

Trees add color and shape to otherwise boring spaces and can add character to even the least interesting houses. By taking care of the trees on your property you can bring a sense of beauty and adventure to your home and your neighborhood.

Make Fruit Trees More Prosperous

If you have fruit trees on your property, it is especially important to take care of them. Well looked after trees are more fruitful, and the fruit they produce is more delicious and nutrient dense.

Check your fruit trees regularly for any signs of problems or damage, and make sure they are watered, mulched, and fertilized. It is also a good idea to thin out the branches, so they are better able to produce quality fruit. The specific care that your fruit trees will need can vary from variety to variety, so be sure to research the kind of tree you have so you can give it the kind of care it needs.

Improve the Environment

Trees play an important role in our ecosystem and can greatly improve the air quality in an area. Taking care of your trees can ensure that they stick around to continue providing their service to the world. In addition to producing oxygen, trees also help give food and shelter to animals and improve the quality of the soil they are planted in. Keeping your trees in good condition can help your area to be more fertile and protect the natural animal life that lives in your particular ecosystem and climate.

Maintain Shady Areas on Your Property

Trees are also a great source of shade and cool temperatures during the summer months. When you maintain your tree, you can create beautiful cool areas to spend time outside even when it would otherwise be too hot. When you are in the shade, you will often feel between 10 and 15 degrees cooler than you would under direct sunlight. That means that your summer days can be much more comfortable outside when you have been properly caring for your trees. Shady trees can also protect you from sunburns and solar radiation which can have long term effects on the health of your body and skin.

If you are lucky enough to have established trees on your property, they are well worth taking care of. Well cared for trees have major benefits for you, your home, and the environment more generally, and by doing your part to take care of them, you can ensure that they continue to care for you and your home. Luckily, taking care of trees on your property isn’t a big or time-consuming job. Just take a little time every once in a while to check in on your trees and make sure they are in good shape.

Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can’t save a tree. If this is the case for you and you need it removed, we can help! Contact us to make an appointment.

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