Schools and large corporate campuses invest large amounts of money and energy to provide a healthy environment for their students, faculty & employees. Managing and protecting that investment is key to providing a long-term health benefit and brand statement to all who step foot on the campus.
Trees take years to establish and are one of the largest landscape investments and one of the greatest impactors on visual, economic, and health benefits provided by the ground’s aesthetics. Proper management of the campus trees requires a proactive plan and strategy. Proactive tree care maintenance can help campuses avoid significant tree damage, especially from storms. Having a proper management strategy helps to prevent the high cost of reactively attending to damage after an emergency, which often results in only being able to service a fraction of the trees at one time. Although the initial time required to set up a tree management program can seem overwhelming, once established, proactive plans save time, money, and resources while providing better overall care for your campus forest.
Developing a proper campus tree management program should include at least 5 steps:
A proactive tree management plan will cost less per tree while improving the economic, health, and environmental benefits of the trees on campus. While not cheap to maintain, the benefits provided by a healthy, safe, and beautiful campus forest are immense.
Contact your local Arborist at Complete Landsculpture for help and guidance in managing the forest on your campus.
*SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely