If you’re a business owner, you’re probably looking to enhance your reputation. Well, it might be simpler than you think.
Studies have shown that commercial property owners who keep their trees healthy and in good condition reap as much as 11% more financial benefits than those who don’t.
The question is: What do my trees say about your business?
Read on to learn what proper tree care service and maintenance can do for your business.
Tree Care Can Enhance Your Business Reputation
We all know first impressions are essential. When customers or clients drive up to your place of business, what do they see? Are the grounds well-manicured with healthy-looking trees, or do the trees look like many did when the pandemic forced barbers and hair salons to shut down during the pandemic?
If it’s the latter, you could be sending a message that you don’t care about your business’ appearance, or even the details within your business, which can harm your bottom line if it turns people off from your services.
You see, well-kept trees not only beautify your property but also your business, not to mention properties around you.
Healthy, attractive landscaping and tree care have increased surrounding home values by as much as 50%.
Add this benefit to the fact that attractive landscaping and tree maintenance help combat crime rates and lower stress levels among workers, and it becomes clear how vital tree maintenance is to any business.
How Tree Maintenance Can Generate More Profit for Your Company?
No one likes an unkempt appearance. This is especially true when it comes to businesses. If your commercial property is overgrown and cluttered, it could cost you customers and revenue.
Again, how a company treats its outside space can impact its reputation and bottom-line revenue.
Studies have shown that homeowners are more likely to buy a home in an area with well-kept lawns, hedges, and trees than in a neighborhood with no signs of landscaping or cleanliness.
The same principle applies to companies who want the public’s attention; their exterior areas must be attractive for their desired demographic of people who walk or drive by their building or storefront daily.
Just nice clothing and accessories can enhance the appearance of a person and attract attention, the same applies to the way your trees enhance the business and attract the attention of those walking or driving by it.
Tree Maintenance is Vital for a Healthy Lifestyle
Most people don’t think about trees when they think about their health. However, trees play a vital role in our health. They provide us with oxygen, clean the air, and help to regulate the climate.
Trees also help prevent soil erosion and provide shade and cool air in the summertime. And these days, we could use all the natural cooling we can get!
But one way that trees contribute to a healthy lifestyle even for those within your business is by supporting mental health. Trees have been shown to be beneficial for emotional health.
In one study, participants who walked among trees showed lower levels of stress and anxiety than those who walked in an urban environment. Trees have also been shown to improve moods and reduce blood pressure.
The trees on your property not only support the Earth’s ecosystem, but also the physical and mental lifestyle of those in and around your business. We all know how valuable the workforce is now more than ever. Trees are just another way enhance them so they can enhance your business.
By Maintaining Trees, You Save Money by Keeping Energy Costs Low
Let’s talk about how trees can save you money. As a business owner, you want to do everything you can to save money. But did you know that one of the best ways to save money is by maintaining your trees?
A healthy tree has beautiful dense foliage that provides plenty of shade. And we all know the relief we feel from the heat when we go from baring the full force of the sun, to standing underneath that shade tree. It’s a major difference!
In fact, trees have been used by nature to cool down from summer heat for thousands of years. Truly, a natural cooling canopy.
But with respect to your building and energy costs, similar to the amount of energy your body needs to cool down when it is scorching outside, shade trees help reduce the amount of energy needed for cooling your building in the summer heat, which can amount to huge savings on the utility bills.
Choosing the right tree
You might be thinking, well, my property has trees on it but it looks like I need to get more trees! Great! You should! You can only benefit from that decision!
So when designing the land and treescape, here are some things to consider when choosing a tree for your business:
The type of tree:
What kind of message do you want to send with your tree? A robust and tall oak might convey strength and stability, while a flexible willow could symbolize adaptability.
The location of the tree:
Where you plant your tree can say a lot about your company. If you’re in a busy downtown area, planting a tall evergreen near the sidewalk might make your business more visible. On the other hand, planting vines along one wall might be better if you work out of a converted warehouse space on an industrial side street.
How much do you have to spend on your tree? Trees don’t always come cheap–although sometimes they’re free! So, consider this before making any decisions.
What is the effect that this decision will have on your company? For example, is it to reduce the stress of your employees by giving them a courtyard escape? Or is it to provide shade on your building to bring utility costs down?
5 common tree problems your tree care expert should address
Now that you understand ways that proper tree maintenance enhances your business, we would be remised if we did not also share common problems we see at the properties of those who are not thinking about the health of their trees.
1. Not enough light
If a tree isn’t getting enough sunlight, it can start to lose its leaves and branches. It can also stunt its growth, never reaching its full potential. This is a common problem for trees that are planted too close to buildings or other trees.
2. Too much water
If a tree is getting too much water, it can start to rot at the roots. This can be a problem for trees that are planted in poorly drained soil or if they’re getting too much irrigation. Essentially, when they are drowning in water, they can no longer breathe.
3. Pests and diseases
Trees can be susceptible to pests and diseases, just like any other plant. Common problems include aphids, scale insects, and powdery mildew. Once they start, it can go unnoticed until the tree shows extensive damage.
4. Poor pruning
A poor pruning job can lead to broken branches and weak stems. Poor tree pruning detail and techniques can actually lead a tree into its own decline in health. One of the most avoidable issues we face.
5. Dead branches
There are many reasons why this can happen, including the 2021 Winter Storm that hit Texas. But, there are more preventable reasons why that have to do with the maintenance of your tree. The important thing is to notice it’s happening before it gets worse.
Contact a Trusted Arborist
Hiring a certified arborist is the best way to ensure that your trees are properly cared for. A qualified arborist can provide you with a comprehensive tree care plan that considers the unique needs of your trees and property.
In addition, an arborist can help you troubleshoot any problems you may have with your trees and offer advice on how to prevent future problems.
You may have noticed that there has been an increase in the number of companies offering stump grinding services or other such products. However, this doesn’t mean they know what they’re doing.
Hiring someone who specializes in tree service and knows how to take care of them is always the right choice.
At S.A. Total Tree Service, we know what it takes to keep your trees healthy and strong, so they last many healthy years while we take care of them.
Please call us if you would like more information on any of our tree care services!