Municipalities, developers and homeowners around the world are increasingly working to preserve trees in our communities. Mature trees improve the aesthetics of our neighborhoods and even increase the value of a home or property. Trees play a critical role in our urban forest replenishing the air we breathe, protecting our homes from the sun, wind and rain, and reducing surface rainwater runoff.
Serving the interests of residential, commercial and municipal customers, Mg Tree Service always recommends saving trees whenever possible. It is important to remember that not all trees can be saved. Trees with weak structure or poor health should not be saved. Indications of poor tree structure include one sided canopy, dead branches, double trunk, codominant trunk, leaning, and low live crown ratio. Additionally, we look for signs of negligence or poor workmanship in prior maintenance. For example, if a tree has been improperly pruned or topped in the past, new growth may actually compromise the overall structure of the tree making it a hazard.
Before you build on a site with existing trees, Mg Tree Service recommends writing a formal plan to protect your trees. The tree plan should be provided to all subcontractors at your job site.
Mg Tree Service is dedicated to the preservation of our trees. If you are looking for an arborist to assist in the preservation of trees on your property, please contact us today by filling out our online Tree Services form or call us at 832-286-8324
Whether you are replacing existing trees or adding new trees to your landscape, Mg Tree Service offers new tree planting services for a variety of species suitable to the Houston area. We work with reputable local nurseries and provide turnkey tree plantings. Some of our popular new tree plantings include red oak, magnolia, live oak, maple, Mexican fan palm, and queen palm trees.
When planting new trees, it is important to remember that soil characteristics including soil structure, water holding capacity and water/air/nutrient availability, greatly affect each tree species differently. We highly recommend checking the soil’s pH, salinity, nutrients and drainage prior to planting new trees in order to select the proper tree for the project.
We follow industry standards and species specific guidelines when planting new trees. In order for a new tree to establish and thrive, its roots must have access to oxygen and water in properly drained soil. In general, best practice is to dig a wide hole, at least three times the diameter of the root ball, and no deeper than the root ball. We typically place the root ball 2 to 3 inches above the surrounding grade to compensate for settling and properly establish the trunk flare. Special care must be taken to prepare clay heavy soil to prevent glazing where the smooth sides of the hole trap moisture and prevent proper drainage.
If you are interested in planting a new tree or learning more about trees that are suitable to our area, please contact Mg Tree Service today by filling out our online Tree Services form or call us at 832-286-8324