Adding trees to your commercial property landscape adds value, saves on energy costs and makes your property more appealing to visitors, guests and tenants. But trees are big-ticket landscape items, so it’s important to plant them when they’re most likely to survive.
So, when is the best time? Trees should be planted when they have enough time to establish roots before they’re exposed to stressors like high heat, low temperatures, or not enough water. Here in South Florida, that means now or very late fall. Our mild winters give trees enough growing time to establish root systems that will survive in hot summers.
But choosing the right tree is important. It’s not a decision to be made impulsively because the wrong tree makes all the difference when it comes to future health and longevity. One important factor many property owners should take into consideration is how much maintenance the tree type requires. Some tree species require frequent, heavy tree pruning, while others require little pruning or shaping maintenance, and major watering needs.
Property owners that take all these factors into consideration will end up with healthy trees and a more lush property for years to come. Want to be sure you are choosing the right trees for your location? Talk to our certified arborists before you buy.