Many DIY enthusiasts will attempt to prune and remove trees on their property by themselves; this can be dangerous. Indeed, tree cutting is listed as one of the most dangerous employments, and thousands of accidents – and many deaths – occur every year when unqualified people attempt to work with a tree on their property. A qualified arborist, on the other hand, has a deep and specialized knowledge of individual trees, and how to effectively deal with them. Safety is a part of their training, and their experience in cutting down trees can be invaluable. If you have a tree on your property which you would like to prune back, or remove, this article looks at some of the benefits of hiring an arborist, as well as some of the other services they provide.
A qualified arborist understands each type of tree, and the best methods of working with them. As well as services including the removal of branches which are decaying or interfering with roofs, facades or wires, an arborist can also strengthen the tree by knowing exactly which branches to remove. Allowing more sunlight to hit certain areas of the tree – through the removal of certain branches – can improve the structure and stability of the tree. An arborist can also remove branches to help give a tree a better shape. This type of branch removal can allow the tree to have a better wind resistance factor, which improves safety.
In most cases, the removal of a tree by an arborist is used as a last resort. In cases where the tree is considered to be a harm to surrounding trees, or needs to be removed for a new construction job, the arborist has sufficient training and experience, as well as the correct equipment, to safely remove a tree. Many accidents and damage to property is caused when DIY enthusiasts try to remove the tree stump from the ground. An arborist understands the root systems of different trees, and can safely remove them by applying this information.
Arborists do more than just cut tree branches, or remove trees. Due to their extensive knowledge, they can act as advisors when you are considering a type of tree to plant. They can improve the root growth of young trees by ensuring the root system is properly aerated, and can also help if your tree is diseased, or infected. They can advise and recommend a type of tree for a certain location, for example, which types of trees are suitable to be grown near a property, without the chance of damage occurring to the property from the tree.
A qualified arborist, as part of their on-going training, keeps up to date with all aspects of tree care and maintenance.