Maintaining a comprehensive tree and garden inventory of your property is crucial because these records can be utilized as manuals on what did and didn’t worked and what can be further done to take better care of your property’s landscape. Let TimberTrim Treeworks help you with how to keep an inventory.
Reasons You Should Maintain a Tree Inventory
Tree inventory has a number of goals, like the following:
- It serves as an organized and historical collection of data about every tree in your property
- Tree identification according to species
- Determining the age of every specific tree
- Segregating trees according to location on an area (peripheral forest trees, street trees, lawn trees, etc.), which will help to better classify lifestyle differences or tree-specific stresses
- Tracing plans on how each tree can do their best in the location or landscape they belong.
You can gather all of this information on your own, however, some data are not easy to get compared to other data (for example, many homeowners who actually didn’t plant the tree themselves can exactly date mature trees). By hiring a local arborist, you create a tree inventory that is specific to you.
From all date, you will acquire this information:
The Location of a Shrub or Tree
On the course of time, this data will be a routine for you. Up till then, it is important to have a map of your area with trees and shrubs branded according to the common name, genus, and species.
Data written on your tree inventory will aid you in taking better care of your trees and will also make you feel more at ease and “in-the-loop” if you are talking with one of our members.
How Big Each Tree Grows
At times, a guest’s visit to your home will lead to some tree or shrub rearrangement. Trees and shrubs have different diameter, breast height or DBHs, root spreads, and canopy widths all through their life cycles. Did you know that many trees have root system that spreads out as wide as their canopy? This data is vital if it comes to assessing possible tree problems, handling them or planning possible additions or changes on your land in case you need to hire arborists.
The Trees’ Health
Just like people are susceptible to physical diseases at certain age in their life, tracing the lifecycle of a tree offers vital data on what is going on with a specific tree on a particular year. Making and maintaining a comprehensive tree inventory list is among the best things you can do to develop and protect your tree’s health with every passing year.