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 five 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. An arborist can determine when a tree can be saved by trimming or when it presents a risk and must be removed.
Tree care is complex. Mistakes are costly. An 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.
Pruning is done to improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. Pruning might be done when a tree has dead, weak, infested, or decaying branches, 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. An arborist knowledgeable in pruning techniques can preserve or extend a tree’s life or help guide its growth into a beautiful, well-maintained shape.
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. An arborist factors in available growing space, neighbouring trees and shrubs, and threats from insects, diseases, and weather in helping you make the right choice.
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. From proper soil aeration to protecting your tree from diseases and infestation, an arborist is a valuable partner.
ISA Certified Arborist
When evaluating arborists, look for a professional who has qualified 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.
Professional tree service
Be sure that you’re choosing a tree service led by a certified arborist for your emergency and regular tree care.
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!