5 Things You Can do to Lower the Cost of Tree Care

Here are 5 money saving tips for tree care:

  1. Keep your trees healthy by watering them properly and applying mulch.  Healthier trees will have lessSave money on tree care | Mountview Tree Experts dead branches that need to be pruned and will be stronger and more resistant to disease and insects lowering the cost of tree care in the future.
  2. Have your trees properly pruned when they are young to correct and prevent structural problems that will only increase in severity and cost more to correct as time goes on.  Have them inspected on an annual basis for the first 5-6 years.
  3. Have your mature trees pruned every 2-5 years.  Regularly maintained trees are better able to handle things like heavy snow storms and high winds.
  4. Get a bid from your trusted tree service for just the pruning if you have the means to dispose of the branches yourself.  This can save you 20%-40%.
  5. Schedule tree care during the winter months.  Most tree services slow down a bit during the winter and are willing to give a small discount to keep their crews busy.

By Jason Writz

 

Winter watering

Winter watering is important for optimum tree health

Don’t forget, your trees still need water even in the colder temps. If there has been less than 2″ of precipitation in the last thirty days it is time for supplemental water. One of the most effective ways to irrigate your trees is to put a garden hose in the root area and turn it on to a slow trickle and leave it for a couple hours. This allows the water to get deeper into the soil where more roots can come into contact with it.

By Jason Writz

 

The Value of a Tree

How much is a tree worth?

value of a tree

We already love trees but this is an interesting perspective.

It’s harder to take them for granted when you put a dollar value to them.  This is in addition to the aesthetic value trees bring to your property. The value of a tree may be more than we tend to think.

It reads:

“Of concern to all! A tree is worth $193,250. According to Professor T.M.Das of the University of Calcutta. A tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250. Recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. This figure does not include the value of fruits, lumber or beauty derived from trees. Just another sensible reason to take care of our forests.”

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Picture of heavy snow on a juniper. Mountview Tree Experts, LLC

Snow load tips for Northern Colorado

Here are some tips to help your trees deal with the snow load:

  • Use a broom to brush or knock the snow off branches. Do not push down on the branches and be careful not to damage the bark. Evergreens are your first priority.
  • If possible, shaking the tree is more effective than using a broom on smaller trees.
  • Having your trees properly maintained and inspected by an Arborist can help to reduce the damaging effects of heavy snow.

Request a free consultation with a Certified Tree Worker now.

By Jason Writz