One of the most general and unique custom landscaping services now available to Houston residents is tree service. It is by no means an inexpensive service, but it is well worth the investment if one is looking to add to resale value on a newer custom home or create a lifetime of home entertainment ambiance that can only be achieved under the shelter of overhanging branches and shade.
Any size tree can be added to a property in any location. The methods of transporting and planting them, of course, vary according to size. In most instances, trees range from 15 gallons to 300-gallon plus. Smaller trees are hand transported and planted.
Lawn, mature trees are brought in on trucks, with the roots and adequate soil and moisture carefully wrapped around them to ensure their vitality during transport. Cranes and special harnesses are used to handle the actual lifting and planting portion of the installation.
Because Houston tree service has such a hot and humid climate, a wide range of tree species will readily take root here and flourish for years. One tree located along Westheimer, for example, is over 400 years old. Some of the most popular tree species for planting include live oak, red oak, water oak, pine, magnolia, cedar, and holly. One of the best things about this service is that it has very few restrictions on installation.
Trees can be placed anywhere where they will work with the greater landscaping theme in general. The only restrictions are that we do not want them planted right under larger trees that will block sunlight, or too near the house where the roots and branches will be impeded in their growth. Also, expanding root systems can cause foundation problems, which can undermine home stability and affect home value.
Tree planting is something that you need a landscape design firm to handle for you. It is not something you want to attempt yourself, or have an amateur lawn services company attempt. Many people will try to do this with saplings (particularly on or around Arbor Day), thinking that a tree is small enough to plant on their own with some basic digging tools.
In most cases, homeowners and lawn services miscalculated the appropriate depth for planting and end up putting the sapling to deep underground, where it cannot properly fan out roots or develop a robust and healthy trunk base.