Discover the Benefits of Hiring an Arborist

By Steven Harrisson, August 23, 2018

Healthy, beautiful trees can add value to your property, plus they bear significant ecological and community benefits. Poorly maintained trees, on the other hand, can be a liability and even pose a hazard. For that reason, having tree work performed incorrectly endangers the person doing the work, and poses a risk to the tree itself. That being said, it’s always advisable to get professional help for a safe and proper tree assessment.

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There are professional arborists who specialise in tree work and can give you a tree inspection report on your trees’ health state. You can easily find licensed arborists in your area online and have them help you maintain your trees by providing you with a tree inspection report. Afterward, they can act based on that report and do whatever is needed – whether that’s pruning, planting, emergency care, removal, appraisals, etc.

That being said, a licensed arborist can improve your trees’ overall health, safety, and appearance. He will know when to prune them in order to help young trees develop stronger structures, remove damaged, dead, diseased or weak branches and limbs, remove excess weight from the branches, create a better structure to protect the trees from wind and storm damage, thin the limbs to increase airflow and light penetration through the canopy, etc.

Furthermore, he can help you plant new trees by recommending the right type and the best spot on your property, ensuring there won’t be any placement problems in the foreseeable future. This is important because if you plant the wrong tree in the wrong spot, you might have problems like poor growth, limited growing space, diseases, insects, etc. Handling large trees requires special skills and equipment – all of which licensed arborists posses.

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Moreover, an arborist can help you protect your trees against diseases, insects and other issues associated with site conditions, which is especially important for trees growing in urban settings, as this can stress the trees out. They can help you improve aeration for better root growth, spray the trees to prevent diseases and pests, fertilize them, brace them for improved support if they’re weak, help with seasonal irrigation, etc.

Lastly, an arborist can help you remove a tree, if that’s what you want or if that’s the last resort to unfortunate circumstances. Arborists are qualified to assess the situation and mitigate the risks of the removal. Tree removal is necessary when the tree is dying or dead, is irreparably hazardous, is harming or crowding other trees, needs to be replaced by a more suitable tree, is located in a development or construction site, etc.