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Why should we Have Lots of Trees in our Community?

Reasons Of Having Trees In Our Community

Trees CommunityHaving wide variety of trees in the neighborhood seems like a great idea, but why really? There are certain obvious advantages that can immediately come to the mind like improving the aesthetics of the place (by the use of creative tree pruning techniques), or improving the air quality of the place. But apart from these, there are lot many other benefits that the trees provide- on a broader as well as more detailed levels. Some of the reasons why we should have trees in Planning and Development are listed below:

  • Monetary benefits:

This might seem strange at the first thought, but that’s true! Those homes which have more trees in their backyard or those streets where the number of trees are more- sell for more money as compared to the homes where the presence of trees in considerably less. Homes located on tree-lined streets sells faster as well. The reasons for these could be just the mental effects of trees on humans, or could be that some people might just prefer to sit in the shade of the tree and save the cost of air conditioning.

This not only applies to homes, but even those businesses which have plenty of trees around them, flourish better since people tend to spend more time in such surroundings. This is why, the Tree planning consultancy services gives the advice of having more trees.

  • Environmental benefits:

We always knew that trees do absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen for us to breathe. But, it is great to know that they also absorb pollutants like nitrogen oxide, dust particles, ammonia, sulphur dioxide etc. They even protect us by absorbing the storm water and holding up the soil. They not only help us in living in a good habitat, but also serve as a home for birds, many varieties of insects and some animals as well. That provides us enough reasons to adopt safe tree retention and protection strategies.

  • Health benefits:

Apart from reducing the pollution, they also provide a cool shade for people to walk on the streets and protect themselves from the harmful UV rays. Presence of large number of trees creates a social space where children play, adults spent time talking and everyone improves there mental health. It can lead to reduction in blood pressure as well. It is also a well known fact that patients recover fast if they have access to a view with lots of trees and plants.

  • Social Benefits:

Trees in the backyard can give privacy to people, by blocking the views from unwanted surroundings. In a way, they also reduce noise pollution.

You can learn about more benefits by going through arboriculture training. The training will also help you to take care of the trees already existing in your locality. You can even get an arboriculture impact assessment done if you are considering the growth of trees in your area. Sharing this information in local community can lead to creation of nice neighborhoods!

Urbanization Affecting

How is Urbanization Affecting the Health of the Trees?

Urbanization Affecting the Health of the TreesIn a city like Mumbai, construction and renovation is an ongoing activity. City wide, upgrades are always going on and new housing societies are always under construction. Making way for new housing societies is important to cater to the needs of growing population, all this has a major impact on the trees and greenery around the localities where construction is done. There is some obvious damage to the trees which cannot even be ignored. But there are lot of other things that can be done to avoid the damage and let the trees survive along with the urbanization. Trees in planning and development suffer the most in different ways:

  1. Construction activities damage the health of the trees by giving them exposure to toxic substances. Some of the activities demands the trees to be removed altogether, for example building additions or installation of new structure like a pool. Creating the foundations of the buildings and even creating large pavements or broadening the roads have a direct and deteriorating effect on the trees. These activities should be tree survey compliant, but mostly, they are not.
  2. The effect of all the construction and building activities can be seen visibly most of the times, but there is some internal damage as done. The soil gets affected internally which can cause slow decay of the trees. Some of the visible effects are damage to the bark which gets scraped, the branches gets broken due to presence of machinery on the site, the roots gets exposed because of digging activities and other issues like compaction. Tree decay detection is very important to do on the site of the construction and should be the responsibility of authority who is getting that construction done as well as a check my local Municipal board.
  3. The exposed branches can catch the infections and insects which can be dangerously harmful for the trees. When the trees are partially broken or when their roots are weaker, then it will make them more susceptible to complete breakage in times of storms or heavy rains. They lose the ability to have a strong hold on the ground and can break easily. Some of the things can be predicted and avoided if the arboriculture impact assessment is done prior to getting the construction started. A willingness to save the tree can save a lot of them. Sometimes the effects are not seen immediately but they come up over time.

How can we avoid the damages?

  • The waste or construction material should never be piled on the roots.
  • Safe Tree Retention & Protection Strategies should be adopted, like putting a fence near the trees so that no vehicles gets close to them.
  • The digging should be done away from the roots. If this is not possible, then cutting that part of the root is better than leaving it injured and exposed.
  • Instead of letting the vehicles damage the trees, we can use the tree pruning techniques to make way for the vehicles.

Careful evaluation of the site and doing the assessment can save lot of trees, even in this urban world.

Prune Trees

Why and When You Should Prune the Trees

Causes of Tree Pruning in Winters

tree pruning techniquesPruning the trees is important part of the maintenance. If done properly and carefully, it can be a healthy thing for the trees as well. There are a plenty of tree pruning techniques and they should be used depending upon the kind of tree it is.

Generally, the pruning is done for following purposes:

  1. Removing the deadwood from the way or from the tree itself.
  2. Aesthetic purposes or giving a shape to the tree so that it can grow in a specific direction.
  3. Removing the hazards which can be for humans as well as other trees/plants nearby
  4. To initiate new growth
  5. Sometimes, the trees needs pruning after the storm or very windy weather.
  6. To action something found after tree decay detection.

When exactly the right time to prune the trees is independent on the conditions above. The purpose of pruning has to be determined first. If the purpose is just to remove the deadwood or little bit of tidy-up, then it can be done almost any time in any season.

Pruning in fall:

Pruning should be done during fall when ret-structuring is required. This is because during or just after the fall, the structure of the tree is clearly visible due to absence of the leaves. This is also called as dormant pruning. It’s affects can also be seen until the following year. When the trees are pruned at this time, for some kinds of trees, it results in much better growth. It requires Safe Climbing and Working in Trees.

Pruning in Winters:

Pruning in dead cold winters might not be a very good idea because the cut open area of the tree might dry out very soon. However, for some trees like the oak, pruning can be done if it has caught a disease like Oak Wilt. Any major pruning can be avoided in winters, specially is the tree is going through dryness itself.

Pruning in Spring:

Spring is the best season to prune the trees which bears the fruits. Even for other trees, it is a good time since at this time, the tree is in a mode to grow, recover and flourish. For some of the trees like Magnolia or redbud, it is better to wait for their blooms to drop before you prune them.

Pruning in summers:

Summer pruning is mostly meant to remove the deadwood and dried leaves which can catch fire if not cleaned. Too much heat can also cause dryness for the tree.

Apart from usual seasons, sometimes the trees needs pruning when there is a damage due to storm or construction. In such situations, the timing becomes secondary and the ‘need’ takes the priority. Knowledge of managing the tree is a must here. Arboriculture training can help you to identify the need for pruning at the right time, thus giving a healthy life to the trees. You can also go through the reports for pruning & removal applications to understand the process and its effects better.

Why and How to Choose Tree Service Consultancy

Tree Planning Consultancy Services

Tree Service ConsultancyWhen it comes to maintenance of the home or the premises, people tend to think they can do it in order to save money, make better use of their time or just to feel something good about their work. Maintaining gardens full of small plants can be a fun and engaging thing to do, but when it is about maintenance of the trees, things become a bit tricky. Even if someone is planning to start developing the premises, then they will require tree planning consultancy services for better results. There are many reasons why tree maintenance is not easy or fit for an untrained individual to do:

  1. There are high chances of injuries- may it be cuts, wounds or even falling from the trees. Safe climbing and working in trees can only be done after taking all the safety measures by trained professionals.
  2. The tools are heavy and risky. They are used for cutting or working with heavy branches or difficult situations like climbing etc. and if they are not handled properly, they can lead to much bigger damages on humans. Even experiences professionals do get hurt sometimes.
  3. It is not obvious for any layman to understand the health of the tree, some of the limbs might look healthy and strong, but they may be break in a click. Experienced professionals know how to work their way up.
  4. Cutting or pruning trees is an unpredictable thing. The branches can fall off on any side or anywhere around the area, it can slash out on someone else! It is a professional job which needs a bit of calculations as well apart from experience. As per the reports for pruning & removal applications, there have been many incidences in the past when people tried to do these things all by themselves.

Following tips can help you to choose the right tree service company:

  1. Look for a service consultancy who can do arboriculture impact assessment for you.
  2. There are certification agencies and you should hire a company who has got these certifications which are related to the safety and security.
  3. Ask for the estimates from multiple consultancies and you can evaluate them on the basis of your budget as well their quality and services.
  4. Look for recommendations: if anyone has availed the services of the company before, you can talk to them first and evaluate whether they are suitable for your needs as well or not.
  5. Make sure that the company is also tree survey compliant.
  6. It would be great if you can see them working somewhere- it will help you the most because you will actually get to see them in action and notice whether they use safety equipment or how professionally they are doing their job.
  7. The professionals of the company must have arboriculture training in their skill set.
  8. Lastly, feel free to ask as many questions as you want. Companies who are passionate about their work will never mind dealing with your concerns.

Know Whether Your Tree Needs to be Fertilized or Not?

Does Your Tree Need to be Fertilized?

to know about your plant health Fertilizers are added to soil to promote tree health and growth. However, fertilizers are always not needed for trees and plants. Additionally, which fertilizer is apt for which type of soil and trees is different. Similarly, the quantity of fertilizer to be added also varies with the types of soil and trees. Thus, before adding fertilizers do some research to add the right type and amount of fertilizers. You can also seek the help of experts at arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai to guide you for the purpose.

Some people want to know whether fertilizers should be used for trees or not. Here lies an elaborate answer:

Let the roots take strengths: Newly planted trees should not be fertilized. Likewise, a tree which has gone through recent root damage due to trenching, construction, change of place or any other reason, should not be fertilized until its roots gain strength at the newly planted location.

Less fertilization for old trees: Old trees with strong deep roots and good health need to be fertilized only once in a year or even longer than that. If you have a very old tree in your vicinity and you want to work out its fertilization plan then you can get the heritage tree assessment done with the help of tree arborist in Mumbai or in other cities.

A declining tree: A declining tree needs fertilization to strengthen roots, stimulate growth and overall better health. The symptoms of the declining condition of a tree are its pale green leaves or undersized leaves or dead branch tips, etc. Plant health care services can help you in identifying a declining tree by conducting tree decay detection so that it can be saved by adding nourishment to the soil in form of the fertilizers which will ultimately improve tree’s health.

Injured tree or sick tree: To figure out if your tree is injured or sick you must regularly monitor your tree closely. If it has broken or diseased limbs, fungal conks on it, damaged or distorted or curled leaves or any other unusual appearance which you can notice now and which was not present earlier, then you must seek the guidance of arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai to know about your plant health. They use arboriculture software for tree assessment and tell you the exact condition of your tree. Additionally, they advise the right amount and type of fertilizers to be used along with guiding you through other safe tree retention and protection strategies.

Soil type: The type of soil where the tree is planted also tells whether your tree needs to be fertilized or not and what should be the frequency of fertilization and which fertilizers are best to keep the available soil fully nourished. To guide you for this as well, tree arborist in Mumbai is of great benefit.

Thus, to know about your plant health (so that accordingly you can add fertilizers in it and take its complete care) you can hire tree planning consultancy services. They are not only well versed with assessing tree’s health, advising fertilizers for it, tree pruning techniques but they also guide you in species selection and planting advisory and then further maintaining them by safe climbing and working in trees.

Challenges Pre and Post-Plantation

Expected Challenges Pre and Post Plantation of a Tree

Challenges Pre and Post Plantation

When you are planning to plant trees on your premises, you are likely to face many challenges. Though you can seek services of an arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai in order to help you sail through these challenges but even under their guidance a few expectations during pre and post-plantation of a tree are:

Finding the right place for planting trees: With so many high-tension wires, mobile towers, underground utility lines, gas pipelines, etc. it sometimes becomes difficult to find an apt place for planting trees especially crowded city like Mumbai. An established tree arborist in Mumbai can resolve your concern soon but you can expect that you may not be able to plant as many trees as you want or at the place at which you want to plant trees depending on the survey of the species selection and planting advisory services you have hired.

Land preparation for planting trees: It is another challenge which individuals/organizations face for planting trees in their premises. Tree planning consultancy services are the best people to hire for making the task easier for you. They astutely do the soil test, percolation test, hole digging and fulfill other requirements to grow as many trees as you want. You can expect that their test results may limit the area where you can grow trees and also narrow down the choice of trees you can grow in your premises.

Finding the right tree: Plant health care services recommend the best tree suitable for your premises in the available conditions. Tree survey conducted by them enables them to recommend only tree survey compliant trees for your property.

Plantation rate success: When you have planted multiple trees then you can expect 80% success rate in the plantation. 20% of trees may fail in the long run even if they are planted by most proficient tree arborist in Mumbai. This is because moving live plants from the nursery to your premises may cause irreversible damage to the roots even if utmost care is taken. So, while planting trees in your premises expect the loss of trees up to 20%.

Tree health: With successfully planted trees, a major concern during tree life is the health of the tree. Trees need a regular check-up by specialized plant health care services unless you have taken arboriculture training and you can maintain good health of your trees on your own. If tree decay detection is done on time and appropriate treatment is given by skilled plant health care services then you can save your tree.

Natural reasons for a short life of a tree: Despite adopting ample safe tree retention & protection strategies sometimes natural reasons can cause the death of your tree sooner than expected life. Excessive rain, drought, storm, etc. are some of the common natural circumstances when young trees lose the life.

Arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai can take appropriate measures to overcome the above challenges and give a long and healthy life to your trees.