Holy moly 2020 – we won’t soon forget. Certain years have pivotal events, 2020 feels like one of those eventful years.
Despite the effects of Covid in our communities, we were fortunate to be able to continue maintaining and caring for our client’s trees. As we adjusted and coped with the new normal, our staff was able to safely conduct work in the community. I guess an added bene t to working outdoors. We continue to take measures to protect our employees’ and clients’ health and well-being as this virus evolves. I’m grateful to all of our clients who were so understanding and flexible this past spring and summer due to our disrupted work schedule.
The cooler spring weather greatly benefited flowering trees and shrubs. Many of our clients expressed how nice it was to be around their homes to enjoy the spring blossoms. As we all started spending more time at home, this allowed us to reevaluate the landscape, house maintenance, and other life essentials. Many honey-do lists were created and completed.
On June 3, straight line winds referred to as a Derecho hit the Main Line. In my 34 years of caring for trees, this was the most severe and widespread tree damage event ever. ere were many complexities managing this cleanup effort. e sheer volume of large whole trees on houses and other structures was extensive. en to add insult to injury, we then had an additional 7” rain event with strong winds on August 5th. e last thing you or Shreiner Tree Care needed was another down tree. I’m happy to see this summer behind us.
Storm events of this magnitude put a tremendous amount of stress on everyone. I would like to personally acknowledge and apologize to any of our clients who had to wait longer than usual for us to assist in your cleanup effort. We have looked at new action steps to improve our client communication during such events.
Sadly, many beautiful trees were lost this summer, so now is good time to plant new trees to ll in those open spaces. Our arborists can help you select from several different types of trees that would be best suited for your landscape. As for the remaining trees on your property, they should be inspected for their health and structural integrity. A Shreiner arborist can perform a tree risk assessment inspection on any tree that causes you concern.
Please enjoy the articles in our newsletter. Also, our newly designed website has a fun look back at our company’s history. As we move into the fall and winter months, I wish continued health and happiness to you and your family in the coming New Year.