So you have trees that need attention and think it is an easy gig?
Although it may seem like nothing but mindless manual labor, tree services can involve practices that are actually quite technical.
Enter the arborist.
Now, while the mind is a valuable asset for a tree doctor, it is of course necessary to remember that it requires great physical effort also.
So when would you hire a tree service company?
A few of the reasons you want to pick up the phone include having trees on your lot that are dead, infected with disease, or are located to close to roadways or property such as houses.
Sometimes trees are in the way for planned construction and need to be removed. This should only be done by a tree service.
The most vital reason to hire an arborist though is that they will ensure the safety of you, your physical property, and of course themselves while performing the work. Tree work can be dangerous including pruning or felling and the arborist minimizes that danger.
Let’s take a quick look at a few services of an arborist:
When a tree is brought down, a stump remains. This is a problem as removing a stump is an incredibly difficult task.
Some choose to grind, but this leaves a horrendous mess. Digging it up can also leave a huge cleanup.
An arborist can craft a plan that is well thought out and can remove the stump without having a negative impact on the property surrounding the stump.
It is always a good decision to call an arborist and have them do a tree inspection every few years. They can detect tree disease signs that the average person would never see. Also, they can inform you of any danger to your property or well-being is present due to tree problems.
There is no reason to do this every year, but every 3-4? Absolutely.
Occasionally, you may be required by local law to replace a tree that has been removed. In this case, you will need someone familiar with the city laws. If you indeed have to replace a tree, the arborist will do it for you at a minimal charge.
Pruning and Trimming
The most common service an arborist provides is pruning. This means removing branches that are causing a problem by encroachment, threatening property or something else.
While pruning is not as dangerous as felling a tree, it still requires being at a high altitude and requires technical and physical skill.
In conclusion, there are several services that an arborist can provide. If you encounter any problems with the trees in your yard, find a reputable arborist. You will be glad you did.