Feb. 11, 2019 / PRZen
/ LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- Daytime hours are prime time for many communities' central business districts. While vehicle, pedestrian, and commuter traffic can peak during the morning and evening rush hours, a downtown area can be busy all day long.
Because of all this activity, downtown tree trimming operations can be disruptive to residents and businesses. Plus, our trucks can take up prime parking spaces or block off road access. When our workers are up in the trees, a wide area must be cordoned off for their safety, as well as for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Many area downtowns have a large number of trees so trimming can take days.
Recently, the Village of Highland Park
hired us to conduct tree trimming in its central business district. For the first time ever, though, we conducted all trimming at night. This schedule shift allowed us to care for all area trees while minimizing disruption to everyone requiring access to downtown Highland Park—workers, commuters, shoppers, and more.
This area is busy for a reason. In addition to being home to a vibrant shopping district, Highland Park also counts four Metra stations within its municipal borders—as well as two additional stations in nearby Highwood. Those stations, along with easy access to I-94, mean that the village is home for a large number of commuters. The nearby library and schools create traffic, too.
By conducting our trimming overnight, our workers were able to create safety areas that didn't also create bottlenecks—and frustration among residents.
Regular tree trimming is essential to keep trees healthy and protect them from storm and seasonal damage. It also creates attractively shaped trees. While some species of trees should only be pruned during dormancy in late fall and winter, many trees can be pruned at any time year-round. With its relatively balmy weather, summer and fall can be excellent times for nighttime tree trimming.
As tree care professionals, Advanced Tree Care
serves both residential and commercial property owners with tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, tree identification and inventory, advanced thermal tree imaging, land clearing and restoration, and maintenance programs. We are the exclusive contracted tree service provider for ten cities, multiple park districts, and other government agencies, managing over 60 square miles of urban landscape trees and shrubs in 13 counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.
If you're interested in discussing how nighttime tree trimming can work for your municipality or corporate campus, reach out to us. We'd be happy to create a schedule that works for your community.Contact
Advanced Tree Care
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