Residential Tree Service
As a homeowner, you most likely understand that owning a home is a long term investment and likely the largest investment you will make in your lifetime. You probably also understand how important it is to protect that investment and do so on a regular basis. Deferred maintenance, like putting off residential tree service, can lead to costly repairs and decreases in value of a home. That is why proper weatherization techniques, plumbing and electrical repairs, and general upkeep are important aspects to home maintenance.
Economic Benefits of Trees
What may be less evident is that maintaining the exterior elements of your home is just as important. Your landscape and the trees that make up your landscape play an important role in your home’s value and curb appeal. According to The Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers a mature tree can have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000 and in rare cases, much more. The significant traits that determine the appraised value of a tree include health, structure, size, and species of the tree.
In addition to home value, trees also provide short term benefits in the form of energy savings. Much like installing energy efficient appliances, increasing the R rating of wall, ceiling, and floor insulation, and updating single pane window to double or triple plane windows, strategically placed trees help reduce cooling bills in the summer and heating bills in the winter. Coniferous trees (evergreens like Fir, Pine, Spruce, and Hemlock) planted on the north side of a house provide a wind block in the wintertime, which reduces drafts and heat loss. Deciduous trees (leaf dropping trees like Maple, Elm, Oak, and Ash) planted on the south side of a house provide shade in the summer reducing air conditioning cost and admit warming sunlight in the winter once they have shed their leaves.
Health Benefits of Trees
Aside from economic benefits, tree also provide mental and physical health benefits as studies have shown that spending time around trees can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve mood
- Boost the immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase focus and energy levels
- Improve sleep
- And even speed up recovery rates from surgery and illness
How to Best Manage Your Trees
Keeping your trees healthy requires:
- Correct watering
- Occasional feeding/fertilizer
- Regular pruning to remove deadwood and maintain proper structure
- Monitoring by a Certified Arborist to correctly identify insect and disease problems
Many homeowners who have a landscape company perform routine yard maintenance assume their trees are receiving the care they need, but this is usually not the case. Your typical "mow and blow" landscaper is not necessarily concerned with the health of the plants or trees around your property. Professional landscapers specialize and practice in the field of Horticulture, which relates to massive variety of plants and shrubs. Most aren't practitioners of Arboriculture, a specialized field of study related specifically to trees. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists are individuals who have extensive knowledge of tree care, have passed comprehensive testing, and participate in annual continuing education in the study of tree care. Only an ISA Certified Arborist has the required knowledge and skill to property care for trees.
That is why Northwest Tree Specialists has 12 ISA Certified Arborists on staff. We feel that it is important for our representatives that come to do work around your home to have the proper education and training to best deal with your needs and concerns. Anything less would be considered sub-par, and we just don't work that way. If you are interested, you can verify the certification credential of any of our Arborists through the ISA website, just click here.
For more information on our residential tree services, please feel free to reach out and contact us. We offer free estimates for homeowners. During a residential appointment, one of our arborists will walk your property with you and discuss your concerns. If there are notable issues you are unaware of, we will draw these to your attention to give you a better understanding of the health and status of your trees. Of course, you would be under no obligation to hire out NW Tree Specialists for residential tree service, but do we hope that at the end of the appointment, you are able to make a more informed decision about caring for your trees.
We look forward to hearing from you.
OUR RESIDENTIAL TEAM
Our Staff consists of seven highly trained and skilled tree crews, six tree care consultants, a plant health care specialist, three stump grinding/wood hauling crews, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and support staff. We are committed to our clients and dedicated to our industry.
TREVOR MARCH / FOUNDER
RICK MCKINNEY / RESIDENTIAL CONSULTANT
ERIC TURNER/ RESIDENTIAL CONSULTANT
HOWARD DONNELLY / PLANT HEALTHCARE MANAGER
WHO WE SERVE
We are a full service, locally owned and operated, Nationally Accredited tree care company. We serve the greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem areas. We provide quality, professional tree care services including tree & shrub trimming, pruning and removals. We offer stump grinding services, as well as tree and shrub insect and disease treatments. Our GOAL is to set the bar in the professional tree care industry by focusing on quality of work, safety in a high-risk industry and to provide the highest level of service possible. We are committed to the tree care industry and Helping the Northwest One Tree at a Time.
We love our clients and pride ourselves in who we work with. Here are just a few of our recognized commercial clientele.