Why an Arborist is Essential to the Health and Longevity of Your Tree
Trees are an investment and a legacy. Because of the time it takes for the average tree to expand its root system and grow to a significant height, it is devastating when one falls or must be cut down—only then do you realise just how irreplaceable the tree really was.
The amount of consideration you give your tree will determine not only your tree’s longevity, but also its health and ability to avoid disease. Many home-owners don’t give a thought to their trees until one comes crashing down in a storm, or they notice leaves wilting or dying off. Unfortunately, when these signs of disease show up, it could be too late. But a little forethought and care of your trees can prevent a disaster.
When a tree is in need of pruning or trimming of dead limbs, only a skilled professional will know how to evaluate the health of diseases prior to pruning. Pruning the dead branches will do little good if there is underlying disease that goes untreated. An arborist is trained to look for signs of disease, and how to improve the health of a sick tree.
Arborists don’t just trim or cut down trees.
They provide a range of services, and can offer advice on tree care, such as mulching and watering. With proper care, a home-owner can keep their tree achieve its maximum lifespan.
Hiring a tree lopper, however, will not afford you such services. Their knowledge is usually limited to cutting branches off, and may not be able to detect that the tree is actually sick and needs help in order to prevent it from dying in the future. Lopper services seem to be cheap up front, but if your tree is damaged or allowed to founder in illness without any help, the cost in the long term may be the life of your tree, or the need for more expensive services in an attempt to save it.
Loppers don’t care about tree development or statistics, and the lack of continuity of care reduces the value of a lopper’s service. Arborists, on the other hand, maintain records of your tree, which can be referred back to in the future, when needed. This means that not only you, but future residents of your home will have a health history of the tree, to assist them in future care.
Tree loppers, who are often not much more than an average citizen with a few tools who do little more than “tear down” trees. Earning a pay-check is typically their only concern, and they give little thought to posterity. Trees live to see so much more than the average human ever will. It’s an incredible feeling to put your hand on a 100-year-old tree, knowing that it has seen generations of children grow up under the protection of its leafy canopy. Only a person who loves trees can appreciate that, and will take the care to ensure that your tree lives on to see more history played out before it.
When you use an arborist, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your tree is protected, and so is your property value
—mature trees often increase the value of a property, not to mention the “curb appeal,” should you ever put your home on the market.
An arborist is concerned with monitoring your tree’s growth by pruning branches when needed. Having been certified through training and by demonstrating a concern for the well-being of trees and their environment, a professional arborist ensures that full service is being performed not only for your tree, but for the other trees around it, which benefit from having healthy yard-mates.
With excellent attention to detail and a sincere desire to care for your trees, an arborist is a professional tree attendant that will handle your tree with the tender loving care that it needs and deserves.
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