Blossoms bursting with color, brilliant emerald green grass, perennials with texture and interest—all trimmed, neat, tidy and meticulous. Visitors coming and going, smiling as they walk past the landscape beds with buds sparkling in the morning sunshine.
What’s the one thing that’s missing from this picture-perfect Atlanta commercial landscape? Trees. (And if you were there, you’d know they were missing.)
Trees bring height, drama and shade to the scene, not to mention the tremendous value they add to commercial properties. (We love trees; they’re even factored into our company logo!)
There are more than a few reasons to give our trees some much deserved tender loving care throughout the growing season. Plus, with Arbor Day approaching at the end of this month, it’s a great time to honor our tallest, grandest landscape assets.
Trees Offer Great Sights And Sound Buffering
On a commercial property, such as an office park, for instance, trees can create a campus of sorts. They mask concrete walls or parking lots and any unsightly views outside of the site and muffle sounds from nearby streets and freeways. The end result is an eye-soothing green canopy that brings sweet sounds of rustling leaves and songbirds.
Trees Add Tremendous Value
How much do you value your commercial property? It’s a lot more valuable with mature trees!
It’s well-documented that a well-designed and maintained property can raise values by as much as 15%. But did you know a single, mature tree can be worth anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on the tree type, condition and age?
Trees Boost Business
Want more business? Plant some trees. Research reveals business districts with more well-cared-for trees and landscaping will attract more business.
The same study said tree-lined streets or drives slow traffic enough to allow drivers and vehicle passengers to look at storefronts longer instead of racing by.
Keeping A Watchful Eye On Our Leafy Giants
Because trees bring so much value to properties, taking care of these green assets is important.
In fact, trees are a lot like people. Healthy people who take good care of themselves can better fight off colds and infections. The same can be said for trees.
Because Atlanta’s weather has been extreme this winter, you’ll notice HighGrove Partners crews being more mindful of the conditions of the trees and shrubs on the area’s commercial properties.
As we scout properties, we’ll be looking for early signs of disease or insect infestations. We’ll be properly pruning out any dead wood or broken branches. Improper pruning can lead to limbs that don’t heal properly or trunk decay, while timely and accurate pruning ensures trees still recovering from the rough winter will continue to thrive in spring.
We’ll also be keeping an eye out for trees that are stressed. For instance, higher salt accumulation from snow and ice control that isn’t washed away with enough fresh rain can inhibit trees’ nutrient uptake.
Have questions about the trees on you commercial property? Call HighGrove at 678-298-0550 or use our simple contact form to the right for a free consultation.
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