Explore DeLand Area’s Treasure of Trees!
The most notable trees in DeLand and the surrounded area are curated for you by Central Florida’s most trusted tree experts. Tree Work Now was started right here in DeLand and exists to prune your trees according to certified arborist standards. Let’s grow your own trees into DeLand champions!
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DeLand Tree News:
Annual tree giveaway by DeLand Breakfast Rotary & City of DeLand
Historic tree is coming down: Six-year effort to save the live oak failed
City of DeLand recommends which trees to plant
DeLand’s history as a “Tree City USA.”
Trees are a part of our history,” said Mariellen Calabro, DeLand city forester, “and we’re contributing to that tradition.” For nearly three decades, DeLand has been a member of Tree City USA, a program through the National Arbor Day Foundation that highlights communities that promote tree cultivation. But the city’s commitment to growing trees goes back further than that: In the late-19th century, DeLand encouraged residents to plant trees with a 50-cent tax break. – quotation from this Daytona Beach News-Journal article: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170420/free-trees-deland-celebrates-earth-day-with-giveaway
Enjoy the beauty and benefits of the trees we’ve been given!
A healthy and beautiful treescape can account for up to 15% of a property's value, in addition to more well-known benefits such as energy savings, chemical absorption, and oxygen production. Don't forget their aesthetic value, the climbing fun they provide to kids, and the cool shade experienced on swings hung from their branches. So, of course it makes sense to trim instead of remove DeLand's trees, in most cases, as we are a “Tree City USA”! Pruning out branches which are dead, diseased or insect-ridden can often save a troubled tree. We also recommend trimming away sucker growth which robs the canopy of energy for growth. Even when a tree is too close to a home, our ISA Certified Arborist can advise whether significant pruning can improve home safety without shocking the tree through over-trimming.
Some people cringe at the thought of cutting a single tree branch, thinking that even proper pruning is to the tree's detriment. To the contrary, structural pruning according to arborist standards actually improves the long-term health of a tree by allowing strong, well-spaced joints to remain and grow. Thinning for light and air penetration is good for some tree species and can prevent blowovers in heavy winds and rain. Some pruning is done for another green purpose: allowing more sunlight to reach solar panels which provide environmentally friendly energy to homes and businesses. Even some tree removals are good for DeLand's environment. For example, invasive species are often removed to allow trees that are native to the DeLand area to grow, thrive and reproduce. These invasive species often reproduce at a rapid rate (as do rain trees) and require an inordinate amount of water (as do camphor trees), not to mention the competition with native species for sunlight and soil. Many other problems stemming from invasive species are beyond the scope of the subject at hand. Whenever possible, we talk customers out of tree removal in the case of high quality native species (such as live oak, cypress, magnolia, even longleaf pine, etc) even though it costs us business! On the other hand, being able to return to trim year after year is a plus. Often folks will request a removal to merely eliminate the need to rake leaves or to promote turf growth. We try to fulfill their needs through trimming instead, gently reminding them of the myriad benefits afforded by strong, native trees.