Excerpts from LoveYourLandscape.org
At Serpico, we know all of the most popular trees for commercial buildings and we know trees and their seasonal care are an essential component of your property’s landscape. We nurture all kinds of trees, in all kinds of locations — from parking lots and median strips — to trees near sidewalks, hardscaped pathways or buildings. Serpico’s Tree Care division plants, cares for, and removes trees (with careful stump grinding to complete the removal process).
Serpico’s certified arborists make sure you’re setting yourself up for long-term success. We ensure trees are capable of withstanding not only your climate, but also stay healthy — relative to the particular nuances offered by your site. We prune trees too — for vehicular and line-of-sight clearances…and we keep tree limbs and branches out of harm’s way from power lines.
Serpico Landscaping enables and consults for the overall strategic landscaping design your board, team or committee desires for your business campus, employee picnic area, retail, recreational, or municipal outdoor community spaces.
Here are some of our most popular tree selections for commercial sites in the SF Bay Area…
Pistache (Pistacia chinensis) Slow to moderate growth from 30-60 feet tall with nearly equal spread. Good fall color, foliage turns luminous orange to red (sometimes shades of yellow). This is the only tree to scarlet in the desert. Tolerates a wide range of conditions and is drought tolerant when mature. Reliable tree for street side or parking lot planting.
Pin oak (Quercus palustris) Moderate to fairly rapid growth to 50-80 feet tall, 30-40 feet wide. Wait to remove lower limbs until tree is mature and has formed an open, rounded top. In brisk fall weather, leaves turn yellow, red, and finally russet brown. Less tolerant of dry conditions than most oaks. It is a fine tree for growing in grass.
Hackberry (Celtis sinensis) Moderate growth to 40 feet tall and nearly as wide. Rounded crown and spreading, sometimes pendulous branches. Leaves to 4 in. long, smoother and glossier than other hackberries. Resistant to oak root fungus. Good street, turf or parking lot tree, as it is deep rooted. Drought tolerant.
Evergreen Trees for Temperate Parts of the U.S.
Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Moderate to fast growth, eventually reaching 40-80 feet tall with a heavy limbed crown spreading twice as wide. Long lived. Best in deep, rich, moist soil. Best oak for lawn planting is low desert. In hot interior climates, it’s the most attractive of all evergreen oaks.
Commercial Trees for the Southwest Desert & Arid Regions
Palo Verde trees (Parkinsonia aculeate), also (Cercidium floridum) Tough, trouble free desert tree valued for floral display, shade and colorful bark. These trees attract birds. Prune only to enhance form. Lightly filtered shade is cast by intricate canopy of twigs rather than by tiny leaves.
Mesquite trees (Prosopis spp.) They are among the toughest and most useful of desert trees. They have roots that will travel great distances to find water, however they can also adapt to lawn water. With adequate water can grow to 30 feet with a picturesque, spreading canopy approximately as wide. Little pruning is needed; do the job only to remove broken or dead limbs.
Palm Trees for Commercial Sites
Fan Palms (Washingtonia spp.) Are best suited to large properties, avenues, parkways. Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) to 100 feet tall, 10 feet wide; trunk is slightly curved or bent. Head of bright green foliage is more compact; leafstalks are shorter, with a red streak on the undersides.
This list is just the beginning! Talk to Serpico Landscaping’s arborists and horticultural professionals and learn more about Serpico’s tree division — plus more exciting tree species options for your site. We’d like to understand all considerations about the conditions in your specific area that should be taken into account — so consultation with our experienced tree and landscaping professionals is encouraged.
Discuss your tree and its integrated landscaping needs with your Serpico Branch Manager or Serpico representative, or feel free to contact us anytime online. We’re here when you’re ready to begin a chat about the most popular trees for commercial buildings as we learn about their unique use at your property.