What Makes Tree Arborists Superior To Tree Loppers?
For centuries – if not millennia – trees have been a vital part of the human landscape. We love them and love to have them around us. But trees are not invincible, and they do not grow and thrive in every situation. Many trees need our help if they are going to reach their full potential. Trees, like people, can fall under the negative influences of disease and illness. When this happens, trees need special care to restore them to health and avoid the risk of dying.
When one of your trees is showing signs of illness, arborists are the professionals who can deliver the necessary treatment. Be aware that not all of the firms who offer tree services are created equal. Tree loppers are an alternative to arborists, although few knowledgeable clients would call them a viable alternative. Loppers provide cheaper services, but they are sharply limited by their lack of professional training and certification. Turning a tree over to a lopper rarely leads to a happy outcome in the long term, and an owner who saves a little money by hiring loppers may find themselves with ailing or even dying trees in the future.
Here are the primary advantages you enjoy by entrusting your trees to a proper arborist:
1) Training And Education
A sick tree is not that different from a sick person. It requires expert care in order to heal and grow strong again. The problems that can afflict trees can be far more subtle than a dying branch and the solutions to those problems are usually much more involved than “chop it off.” In the same way that human medical care has advanced far beyond amputation as a treatment for many ills, arboreal care can go a lot further than aggressive trimming. Arborists have the education and certification required to carry out even the most advanced and complex treatments required by ailing trees.
Tree loppers stand in stark contrast to this story of professional skill and training. The only prerequisite for becoming a tree lopper is to advertise yourself as one; most of the individuals in this line of work get there simply because they have the equipment necessary for trimming trees. Tree loppers stay in business because they can cut their costs to the bone – and because there are too many unwary tree owners out there who do not realise the risk they assume when they turn their trees over to loppers. In every arena except price, arborists offer a superior grade of service to tree owners. Even the costs involved will even out in the long term when you consider the expense of repairing the damage tree loppers may end up doing unintentionally.
A proper tree care company hires qualified arborists to direct all of their operations. While there might be less-experienced technicians on the team, they will be overseen by experienced professionals guided by the best interests of the individual tree being cared for. These companies also maintain full ranges of equipment at the highest possible standards so that they can complete any tree care task safely and efficiently.
Tree care often comes down to removing dead trees or dead branches so that they do not pose a threat to buildings and property around them. Arborists can handle this job in the safest possible manner. They have all the equipment they need to stay safe in every situation.
There is one very significant form of equipment that tree loppers often lack: Full insurance coverage. Arborists only operate with comprehensive insurance protecting their employees, their equipment, and their clients. This ensures that even if there is an accident on your property in the course of caring for your trees, you are protected from any undue liability.
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