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Why Hire an Arborist?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 08:01 PM  posted by admin

There are a number of reasons to hire an arborist. These are the folks that specialize in the care of trees. Just think of them as you would your physician. They’re knowledgeable about the care that trees need and they have the equipment to provide that proper care. Like personal health, proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Trees that are well-cared for add beauty and value to any property. On the other hand, poorly maintained trees pose a significant liability to humans, animals, and the property itself. Thus, any tree maintenance should be performed by those with the right knowledge and equipment.

Arborist services include the following:

  • Tree Pruning – Arborists are the experts at determining the type of pruning that can benefit and protect trees. Cutting a tree wrong can allow for disease and irreversible damage.
  • Tree Removal – Arborists tend to look at tree removal as a last resort, but if it’s necessary, they have the knowledge and tools to get the job done effectively and safely. With safety in mind, they check to make sure the area is clear of underground utilities. They can also safely replant trees in a different location.
  • Expert Tree Care – This includes solutions for emergencies where harsh winds or weather have damaged limbs and branches. They also know how to skillfully work with downed trees that are close to utility lines or underground cables. They can handle the lightest or heaviest jobs with relative ease.
  • Expert Tree Planting – Some arborists specialize in planting trees and they can recommend the species best suited for a particular setting or location. Arborists can be found in office settings or tasked with designing the layouts for new planting for both inside and outside environments.

Added Duties

It’s not an uncommon sight to see an arborist hard at work using power tools to prune or strapped into a harness when cutting tree branches. They know what branches to remove and which ones to prune. They can also inspect for insects or tree diseases. They can advise property owners the best times to plant and water. Stump removal and tree bracing are also right down their alley.

Arborist Certification

The certification means that arborists have reached a certain level of knowledge and expertise as defined by a governing body of leading national experts on tree health care. They must pass an examination and keep their education on par with the latest industry developments and knowledge. They must also adhere to an industry code of ethics. The process of becoming an arborist is voluntary of course. Arborists continually build upon their knowledge and expertise. Just keep in mind that certification doesn’t measure the arborist’s ability, but simply attests to their degree of knowledge. As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding.”

The best approach to tree care is to work with those who are qualified to deliver the very best service possible. At Wauson Tree Care, we take our arborist duties quite seriously. For over 50 years we have successfully cared for our neighbors’ trees. We specialize in tree pruning, stump removal, cabling, bracing, and fertilization. And we’re always happy to stop by and give a free estimate. Trees are important. Not only are they essential for an attractive and healthy landscape, but they also benefit the environment by helping to remove harmful carbon dioxide from the air while giving oxygen in return.

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