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Why should you manage your forest?

To promote a healthy environment and increase property values. By actively managing forests, landowners can enhance habitat for wildlife, improve forest health, mitigate for wildfire risk, and allow their land to contribute to legacy enhancement not only for the family but also interconnect to the community.

Why do you need “Defensible Space” for your property?

We live in a fire-adapted ecosystem; protect your home and forest from wildfire.  It is the buffer that you have some control in how you prepare for this hazard and how you manage fire for your property.  There is a need to create a buffer to protect your home and property from the devastation of wildland fire.  This concept is intended to reduce the risk of fire impacting your home, property, and the community in which you live.

Why hire an ISA Certified Arborist?

Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care. Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property.

What are the benefits of maintaining your trees?

Trees provide the following benefits air filtration, water quality, lower heating/cooling bills, climate control, increased property values, and improve social interaction.

Why should you protect trees during development and construction?

Proper planning and care are needed to preserve trees on building sites. An arborist can help you decide which trees can be saved. The arborist can also work with the developer/builder to protect the trees throughout each phase of the construction process. Care needs to be taken to avoid some of the following scenarios which include physical injury to the trunk and crown, root damage/disturbance, soil compaction, grade changes, and edge exposure.  Treatment for construction damage is limited, so it is vital that trees be protected from injury.

Why do you need a liaison?

To represent your property and investment utilizing best management practices regarding the construction processes before, during, and after to ensure tree preservation.

Why would a governmental agency or developer need representation?

Government agencies may need guidance from a professional forester or arborist implementing best management practices into current ordinances and regulations.

Developers may need assistance navigating the governmental regulations.  This includes development review, planning, permitting, and compliance with all environmental requirements throughout the construction process.
What are some of the benefits of trees for you and the community?

Social benefits go beyond enjoying their beauty.  They provide calming effects, reduce stress and fatigue, and helps lower crime levels in urban communities.

Communal benefits include accentuating views, reduce noise, and enhance architecture. Natural elements and wildlife are brought to the urban environment which increases the quality of life for residents within the community.

Environmental benefits alter the environment we live in by moderating climate, improving air quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and harboring wildlife.

Economic benefits of trees are both direct and indirect. Property values of landscaped homes are 5 to 20 percent higher than those of non-landscaped homes. The urban forest provides an overall economic benefit to the community in which we live.


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