Olson Tree Care
Olson Tree Care in Des Moines, Iowa has found that manicured landscapes become unmanageable to a Tree Services with the volunteer growth of trees. The common practice is removal of new growth, desiring to keep a short lived plant with little benefits to the environment.
Over the years the Arborist at Olson Tree Care has found 1 consistently good tree that has great root establishment, increased disease tolerance and overall tree vigor..... the Volunteer Tree.
These Volunteer Trees are there for a reason..... suitable environment. Without ID, at a glance, it appears that in one location there is a mulberry and elm.
What great tree diversity!
The cultural practice of aesthetic manicuring is soon to go by the wayside to a future of value.
Tree value can be summed up as follows.
A tree of low cost and good health that will require little to no maintenance as it grows to a long lived maturity.
The Volunteer Tree in a yard is of more value than a tree purchased and maintained. Free is good, so if you can, let trees volunteer.