Your trees add to the beauty and value of your property by providing visual interest, privacy, shade, windbreaks, and more. Like any investment you make, your trees need proper upkeep and care to ensure their health and beauty.
Westcoast Tree Care subscribes to the philosophy of Preventative Tree Care. What is preventative tree care? We’re so glad you asked. Today we would like to touch on a few tenants of Preventative Tree Care.
Preventative Tree Care
Preventative Tree Care is a lifelong investment in the health and beauty of your tree. It emphasizes proactively maintaining your trees to avoid future complications with their health, appearance, and structure.
Unfortunately, many homeowners only become aware of issues with their trees after experiencing problems: downed limbs, insect infestations, excessive moss growth, or worse. Preventative Tree Care seeks to avoid these costly issues.
Scheduling routine inspections of your trees goes a long way toward ensuring their health and proper growth. As with anything, early detection is key. Regular inspections allow for properly evaluating the growth and health of your trees, proper pruning, fertilizing, and more.
Pruning is so much more than just randomly trimming off branches. An improperly pruned tree can lead to costly problems down the road. Pruning techniques differ by species, so it is not a one-size-fits-all application. Pruning maintains the structure and proper growth of your tree and decreases the likelihood of damage to your home and property from downed branches and limbs.
Part of Preventative Tree Care is deadwood removal. Simply put, deadwood removal is the removal of dead branches and limbs from your tree with the intent of maintaining its health and beauty.
Deadwood removal helps to protect your trees against disease, decay, infestation, and from becoming a fire hazard.
Regular inspections and tree care pinpoints issues with your trees that can become costly. For instance, during high winds the branches at the top of your trees can act as sails. Proactive measures can be taken with windsail reduction.
Windsail reduction is a process by which we selectively remove branches from the crown of your tree to allow for ease of wind movement. The natural look and beauty of your trees is maintained while relieving stress and strain.
Your trees bring enormous beauty and value to your home and property. Proper care is necessary for maintaining their health, beauty, and stability.
Westcoast Tree Care subscribes to the Preventative Tree Care philosophy: proactively maintaining your trees to avoid future complications with their health, appearance, and structure.
These proactive measures include regular inspections, pruning, deadwood removal, and windsail reduction.
As always, use an ISA Certified Arborist to ensure the proper assessment and application of your Preventative Tree Care needs. You can contact our Preventative Tree Care specialists in Vancouver for more information.