Let’s get to the point right away: Why do you need to hire an arborist for tree care?
Arborists are professionals who specialize in the art and science of tree care. Put simply, an arborist knows what trees need and is trained and equipped to provide proper care for tree maintenance or emergency tree removal. Investing in proper, safe, knowledgeable tree care can extend the life of your trees. It can reduce the chance that you’ll lose a tree to damage or disease. And, when pruning or removal is necessary, an arborist ensures that the sometimes-dangerous work is done properly.
Here are six times you should only entrust your tree care to an arborist.
Emergency tree care
Nature packs power in all seasons. Winter and summer storms and high winds can cause sudden damage to trees. Our arborist can determine when a tree can be saved by trimming or when it presents a risk and must be removed.
Think of it this way: a lot can go wrong when a tree comes down, from live electric wires to potential damage to your home. Our arborist is an expert on tree care and can ensure that a damaged tree is safely removed.
Tree care is complex. Mistakes are costly. Our arborist has the skills and knowledge to recommend removal in cases such as when a tree is causing an obstruction, must be removed for new construction, or is crowding out (and causing harm to) other trees. An arborist can also help to diagnose tree health problems, including those that could affect the other trees on your property. Early action can help to head off bigger problems later on—and maybe even save the life of your tree.
Pruning is done to improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. An arborist might recommend pruning for dead, weak, infested, or decaying branches or to stimulate growth in a healthy tree. Or pruning might be wise when a tree has been damaged by a storm, overhangs streets or sidewalks, or interferes with utilities or structures. In addition, pruning is done to shape young trees or reduce the chance that a tree might be damaged by a storm or heavy snowfall. Our arborist is knowledgeable in pruning techniques, which can preserve or extend a tree’s life or help guide its growth into a beautiful, well-maintained shape. Our arborist also knows which species of tree should be pruned while dormant, and which trees can be pruned at any time all year.
The wrong tree in the wrong location will create problems in the future. Whether you are replacing a tree or undertaking a new planting, an arborist can recommend a species appropriate to your location. When consulting with you, our arborist factors in available growing space, neighboring trees and shrubs, and threats from insects, diseases, and weather in helping you make the right choice. This is especially important for new construction or property restorations.
Disease and infection
Trees get sick just like we do. Sometimes, the damage is minor, and the prognosis is good. Other times, the tree needs treatment. Our arborist can determine what is going on and recommend the appropriate treatment, including for fungus, insect and rodent infestation, leaf blight, and much more. Our arborist can also help to determine what time of year to treat any tree problems. For example, some treatments can only be applied in spring, before insect larvae emerge, so timing is important.
Care and maintenance
Invest in proper tree care and you’ll enjoy a beautiful yard for years to come. Well-maintained trees enhance your curb appeal and help keep your natural environment in balance. An arborist provides valuable guidance in caring for your trees, from proper soil aeration to feeding and protecting your tree from diseases and infestation.
One area many homeowners overlook is proper tree irrigation. Our arborist can help you understand the watering needs of your trees in each season and provide recommendations on how to easily meet them, from installing a smart sprinkler system to setting up soaker hoses.
ISA Certified Arborist
When evaluating arborists, look for a professional who has earned qualification as an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. Certification requires hands-on experience for three years in pruning, cabling and bracing, tree climbing, tree installation and establishment, disease identification, removal, and more. In addition, an ISA-certified arborist must pass an exam that covers a range of topics on tree maintenance, emergencies, and care with recertification every three years.
A certified arborist like our on-staff professional also has to stay current on the latest technology and equipment for excellent tree care, from climbing equipment to inspect the tree canopy, to chainsaws, loppers, and ladders for pruning and tree removal.
Professional tree service
Be sure that you’re choosing a tree service led by a certified arborist for your emergency and regular tree care. It’s important to entrust your tree care to an expert, especially when you’ve made an investment in your property.
Advanced Tree Care combines top-notch equipment, cutting-edge technology, and well-trained staff to provide emergency tree removal and tree maintenance services. With a presence in nine counties and two states, we work daily to provide unparalleled customer service, safety, and efficiency—as well as the expertise to beautify your landscaping and community. Advanced Tree Care isn’t just our name—it’s also our purpose!