Landscape Management is Asset Management.
The effective management of exterior assets is just as critical to your bottom line as the buildings themselves. Because we know you have short and long term strategic goals for each property, we take a multi-pronged, holistic approach to managing your landscape assets in support of those goals.
It’s a unique philosophy that we’ve evolved over the course of more than 20 years. And our clients have found that it streamlines programming, ensures a more efficient allocation of resources and results in a more profitable property.
Our Asset Management Program.
This program (AMP) is rooted in our mission to deliver high value solutions to our clients beyond the narrow scope of traditional landscape maintenance. It is both an internal- and external-facing orientation to managing our business that has a fundamental impact on our clients’ property management function.
AMP CONSISTS OF 4 PRIMARY PHASES
- NLS has standardized training and performance methodologies for service management across all of our defined Asset Classes
- Baseline assessment, documentation and archiving, asset inventory mapping. Establish priorities based on:
- Safety and at-risk assets
- Cost management improvement opportunities
- Improving overall asset health, viability, life-span
- Site-specific or stakeholder-specific goals
- Identification of all relevant stakeholders
- Knowledge sharing of current baseline
- Recommendations for service and opportunities for improvement
- Setting of goals, priorities and expectations
- NLS communication to all service providers
- Create seasonally-based service and execution plan
- Track progress
- Reevaluate in a timely manner and adjust plan as necessary
- Communicate and document progress
Comprehensive coverage across sectors.
Different commercial property types require specialized management approaches in order to be effective and maximize their value. NLS has both the know-how and the infrastructure to ensure the appropriate execution.
Corporate & Institutional
HOA & Multi-Family
On a practical level, a stable supervisory team ensures continuity year to year in a sector where turnover of HOA governance is common. A detailed record of history-of-service and other information particular to the property is a kind of “institutional knowledge” that clients rely on. And we often help educate homeowners, governing boards and other stakeholders on how landscape and property management best practices can help to maximize the value of their properties.
Class A Office
Monarch Tree Services
Your trees are a valuable asset to your property and community. Like any investment, you need to make careful decisions to ensure the long-term health of your valuable asset. Services we offer:
Preventative Care & Technical Pruning
Our pruning practices involve selectively removing branches within the crown and interior of the trees to reduce the risk of failure for the future while also promoting their health, integrity and a prolonged life.
Raising – means to “raise the crown” which basically means clearing some of the lower branches. To avoid leaving wounds or marks, regular raising of the canopy should occur on younger trees. The reason for raising is to accommodate more urban environments. It is generally implemented when tree limbs get in the way of structures or people. The preferable clearance for structures is 10′-15′.
Reduction – Reduction is a practice that focuses on the skillful and discriminate reduction of stems that may need to be cut back for several reasons. One of the practices we do NOT do is topping trees. When you top trees, you remove crucial branches or trunks that cause large wounds in the trees, leaving them open to decay. We want to respect the natural branching of a tree; to keep the beauty of a tree one should avoid topping.
Canopy Thinning – This is often performed on trees that are overgrown. Often, thinning is necessary for tree structural reasons. Also, increased light penetration (to help your grass or other plants grow) is often a reason for such pruning. The best practice is to not remove more than 15%-20% of the foliage on the tree and one should only be cutting branches that are 2 inches thick.
Structural Pruning for Younger Trees – This pruning practice is probably the most overlooked by clients and so-called tree care professionals. Because most site conditions in an urban environment allow for more light to your tree than if if was in the forest, your tree grows much differently than its natural setting. Proper structural growth for your tree from tree establishment is crucial for the health of your tree later in life, particularly in the context of storm damage prevention.
Trunk Injection Technology
We know you have short and long term strategic goals for each property, we take a multi-pronged, holistic approach to managing your landscape assets in support of those goals.
LANDSCAPE ASSET CLASSES
We classify each element of your landscape into a particular asset class, and then apply a management approach designed to derive maximum value from it.
PRIMARY ASSET MANAGEMENT CLASSES
SECONDARY ASSET MANAGEMENT CLASSES