At Whatcom Tree Service, we love to help people maintain trees that are lush, full, and healthy, helping to create a tranquil backyard living space. One thing we see a lot of at our Bellingham tree service is decks and trees coexisting in the backyards of our Washington clients, some more successfully than others. One great way to pull this off is to build a deck around your tree, creating a space that’s large enough to entertain guests without disturbing the life and growth of your tree. If done correctly, a tree growing through the center of a deck can really add to your outdoor living space, providing shade and solitude for years to come. If you’d like to build a deck around one or more of your trees, here are a few things to consider.

It’s important to realize that your tree is not a stationary, unchanging boulder-like fixture. Trees, are living, moving, growing organisms. When you build around a tree, you must leave space to allow for movement and growth. Even large trees can grow larger still, and are subject to the forces of strong gusts of wind. You will also want to make sure your tree is getting the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and happy. That means leaving space between boards for water to get through, and fertilizing the soil underneath and around your deck on a regular basis.

Let our Washington tree service help to ensure your backyard trees act as a natural complement to your deck for years to come. Through tree trimming, maintenance, and removal, we can make sure that your backyard remains an enjoyable sanctuary for you and your guests. Contact Whatcom Tree Service today!