RTEC Offers Tree Care Services To Commercial Property Owners
We understand the needs and concerns of commercial property owners. Safety and an aesthetically pleasing property is your goal. We work closely with many different types of commercial properties ranging from apartments, condominiums, community, home owner associations, office parks and shopping centers.
Below are helpful tips on how proper tree care can help your commercial property.
Construction Planning Tree Preservation
Construction damage is the one of the main reasons for tree decline in the urban environment. Once damage occurs, especially to roots, a chronic decline occurs and trees usually die within six (6) years. To save a damaged tree, it is important to develop a tree care plan with a tree service company.
- Every municipality has different tree preservation requirements. Violation of the requirements may result in fines and cause a delay. You can work with your building or developer and Arborist to ensure that you are in compliance.
- Develop a preservation tree care plan with specifications prior to the start of the construction project.
- Before infrastructure projects such as foundations, retaining walls, sidewalks, buildings, or homes are built, a tree’s Critical Root Zone (CRZ) should be identified and protected by a licensed and insured tree service company.
- Preventative tree care and CRZ protection is much more effective and reliable than trying to reverse tree and root damage. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
- Work with an Arborist after the construction is completed to check the tree’s health.
RTEC tree care’s certified Arborists work with owners, builders, architects, and municipalities to ensure that preservation plans are effective, compliant, and reasonable.
Maintenance & Care of Maturing Trees
Fully mature trees provide many benefits from noise abatement, absorbing excess soil moisture, creating shade, and making commercial properties more beautiful and desirable. However, they may also lead to other problems such as lifting sidewalks and creating trip hazards. Trees in high-use areas require inspection and maintenance to ensure that they are not a safety risk. It is often far better and cost effective to maintain existing trees than to remove and replace established trees. Developing a matrix and tree inventory with your tree service company can be very beneficial for your community.
The benefits are:
- Track the tree’s health and conditions (safety risk).
- Maintains a tree care budget.
- Ensures that the trees are safe and aesthetically pleasing.
- Track the value of your trees (assets).
- Add value to your property.
What a Pri-Matrix should include:
The tree’s species, DBH, health, condition, recommendations, cost of maintenance. This should be updated yearly by a tree service company. Keeping records of your tree care/maintenance can also decrease the risk of liability. A matrix should also help you maintain the budget, rather than spending reactively, the community can spend pro-actively.
RTEC Tree care has a digital inventory system that can benefit your community.