Wilmington is well-known for its abundance of beautiful trees. From the majestic oaks that line the streets of historic downtown, to the peaceful palms that beckon summertime along Wrightsville, Kure and Carolina beach. There is also no shortage of trees in residential and commercial settings that would serve as prime candidates for tree lighting. In our line of business, “sizing” up a tree is second nature. The depth of a tree’s branches, the caliber and curve of the trunk and the character of each tree within a landscape are all factors that make one tree a better “fit” for the addition of lighting over another.
As a homeowner, trees in your home’s landscape provide a plethora of benefits, such as: shade, windbreaks, and erosion reduction as well as adding visual contrast to your landscaping through color, height and texture diversity.Trees such as the crepe myrtles, palms, oaks or Japanese maples make perfect candidates for the addition of outdoor lighting.
Tree lighting serves as one element of a cohesive landscape lighting design. Each landscape is different, as are the trees within that landscape, with this in mind we don’t light any two landscapes exactly the same. In some cases, the greatest benefit comes from illuminating one, or two, trees within a landscape. While, in other scenarios, illuminating a group of trees, or even a natural area delivers the greatest effect. The key is to select trees with good canopies and branching habits. Trees with too many limbs or limbs that are bushy and close together don’t make good candidates for tree lighting. Up lighting works best to compliment the tree’s height and width, while down lighting or moon lighting plays the light off upper branches to produce a dazzling effect. As with all of our designs we take great care not to cause damage to any trees or plants during our installation.
A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) shows that outdoor lighting consistently tops the list of most wanted outdoor features. Along with outdoor lighting as a whole, many forms of tree lighting will create depth and texture within your landscape or garden. Professional tree lighting should inspire the onlooker through the effect not the fixture.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. If you are ready to add tree lighting to increase the beauty and ambiance within your lawn and landscape, contact us today to learn more at 910-342-0040