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  • Writer's pictureRussell Fey

Benefits Of Preventative Tree Care And Maintenance

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When caring for your landscape, the health and vitality of your trees should not be overlooked. Well-cared-for trees give a healthy look to your landscape, enhancing its appearance and adding to its real estate value. Regular maintenance and pruning will ensure that your trees have the best possible conditions for growth, allowing them to thrive for decades to come.

Preventative tree care and maintenance…always the best choice

Pruning and caring for trees may not be a priority for you, but once a significant storm wreaks havoc on your landscape, you'll likely change your tune. Regular maintenance and pruning of healthy trees reduce your risk for storm damage that could cost you thousands of hard-earned dollars in repair and restoration.

Almost any tree will benefit from maintenance and care, though young trees require more than mature trees to ensure healthy, proper growth. Following the correct protocols and using proper equipment will reduce damage to your trees, keeping yourself out of harm's way.

Why is preventative tree care necessary?

Why is preventative care important? You'll save time and money by taking a proactive tree care and maintenance approach. Read on to see how periodic assessment and care will benefit you and your property.

  1. It will improve the health of your trees. An overgrown tree might have some impressive curb appeal, but its health may be subpar due to a lack of nutrients making it from the root system to its branches. Regular pruning and removal of larger branches will allow its growth to stabilize, allowing the tree to glean proper nutrients from the soil it lives in.

  2. It will add to the overall value of your property. When your lawn and trees are pleasing to the eye, the value of your home can increase significantly. Your home's outer structure and landscape are often the only first impression that others get when viewing your home, and appearance does matter. Overgrown trees and shrubbery interfere with other landscape plants, making your property look disheveled and disorganized. By keeping up with "appearances," you'll pay attention to the little details that will make a significant difference when it comes to getting top dollar for your property.

  3. It will help you to diagnose infestation and disease early. As you periodically assess and care for your trees, you'll be able to better determine if your foliage is susceptible to illness and disease. Early diagnosis will give you the opportunity for early treatment, giving your tree the best chance for beautiful growth and strength.

  4. It will increase a tree's productivity. As you prune and shape those precious fruit trees in your yard, keep in mind that proper pruning yields healthier, tastier fruit. Prune with care, however, as incorrect procedures or equipment can result in damage to your trees and your property.

  5. It will eliminate potential safety hazards to your home and to your loved ones. Well-cared-for trees are less likely to fall apart under the stress and impact of high winds and storm activity. You won't suffer the consequences of falling branches, damage to your roofline, or personal injury because of a wayward limb.

  6. It will save you much in the long run. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking a more deliberate approach to caring for your trees may cost you money upfront, but it will be far more expensive to clean up after an infestation or storm damage if you haven't fortified and protected its growth as you should have.

Take action now with Sarasota Tree Service!

Sarasota Tree Service is family-owned and operated, bringing the best knowledge and techniques regarding tree care to you! We specialize in all aspects of tree care–from removal and trimming to assessment, repair, and landscape planning, we have all your tree needs covered. Don't wait till it's too late to save your favorite foliage; contact us today to craft a preventative maintenance plan. Visit for more information.

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