As Trees and Plants grow, they help stop climate change by removing Carbon Dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the plants, trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees & Plants provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes, communities and business properties.
The key to minimizing your risk against property damage is storm preparedness. There is no such thing as a hurricane-proof landscape but with proper care and timely maintenance overseen by a certified arborist, trees can be more resistant to storm damage.
Pruning is vital to hurricane damage prevention, a strong, deep-rooted tree may not fall during a storm, but weak limbs in the canopy may. Broken, dead and damaged limbs can be torn from trees during a storm and turned into dangerous projectiles.
The word "xeriscape" is derived from the Greek "xeros," meaning dry, and "scape," a kind of view or scene. Together, xeriscaping is landscaping with slow-growing, drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and establish a waste-efficient landscape. Landscapes can be designed from the start to reduce the amount of resources needed to maintain them. By selecting the appropriate plants and efficient irrigation systems, a balance can be achieved to fit your aesthetic needs as well as reduce resource use. Benefits of xeriscaping include cost savings through lower water bills and a reduction in the labor needed to maintain your landscape.