So you’ve done everything you can to maintain your tree. With your own power tools, you were able to maintain it and keep it in tip-top shape. Now you’re facing another tree-related problem such as tree removal and you’re not quite sure if this is out of your hands. Is it time to bring in a professional?
What Arborists Do
Arborists do more than just give your trees a look-over. Other than checking your tree for pests and diseases, they are responsible for handling services that require a specific skill set like tree felling, tree trimming, and stump removal.
Arborists have the experience, training, and gear that home do-it-yourselfers don’t have. When it comes to dealing with problems you think are out of your bounds, consider roping in the tree experts for an extra hand.
When To Consider Professional Tree Removal
1. Too Many Trees To Groom
Trees are a great way to brighten up any space. Without these towering greens, your space will look dull and barren. On the other hand, too many trees can make your home look like an unkempt jungle, which can easily be a repellant to guests and even household members, and an open invitation for all sorts of pests.
Don’t know where to start trimming? Going beyond technical skill, arborists are trained to know what looks good when it comes to trees. These professionals can inspect your trees and help you find ways to make them look better. They can prune trees that have grown too high or just thin out branches in general. Whatever they recommend, the end result is the same: a better looking yard and a more enjoyable outdoor space.
2. Diseased And Pest-Infested Trees
Unless you’re an experienced contractor, chances are you wouldn’t want to deal with diseased trees and pests, let alone get in actual contact with them. When the bugs and bacteria start piling around the bark and branches, you know it’s time to call in your professionals.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that pesticide alone is going to stop the infestation. Arborists know too well that the root of the problem is always roots-deep, and sprinkling the tree with toxic chemicals is hardly the solution. In most cases, pests just abandon this tree and move to the next. What you want to do is to completely cut the problem at the source.
Arborists would likely recommend a tree removal to ensure that every sap, root, and branch is removed and that no traces of rot remain in your property.
3. Overhanging Trees
Tree owners are responsible for keeping their trees from crossing barriers into a neighbour’s property. No one enjoys having to sweep extra leaves from uninvited trees in their own yard. Do the neighbourly thing and make sure that your tree stays exactly where it should: your home. Preserve good neighbour relations and become a stellar example of a responsible tree owner by keeping your trees close and your next door neighbour closer.
4. Prepare For Extreme Weather
We like to think that we know best when it comes to our home. With just one look, we’re able to assess what our home needs. This might be true for some, but is certainly not always the case when it comes to weatherproofing.
Most households can get away with minor proofing and setting up precautions, but this is certainly not the case with trees. One look isn’t enough to assess a tree’s sturdiness against harsh storms. An estimate isn’t good enough to check if it’s a risk against lightning storms. When it comes to crucial assessments, arborists have the right tools to prepare your landscape before disaster strikes.
5. You Don’t Know What You Need
Maybe you’re a first-time homeowner. Maybe it’s your first time dealing with trees. The point is, you have a tree standing tall and mighty in your yard and you’re not sure what you need. You have zero experience when it comes to home maintenance so you don’t really know where this tree stands. Is it safe? Should I have it removed? What kind of tree is this, even?
As a responsible homeowner, you want to make sure that you are ahead of problems. Arborists can give you the information you want to know, along with viable solutions to keep your home safe.