If you need tree work done, you have a couple of choices. You can choose to give it a go yourself, you can hire the cheapest guy holding a chainsaw or you can have your tree work carried out by a professional Arborist. Here we take a look at what being an Arborist actually means and why it’s, in most cases, always best to go with the professionals.
What is an Arborist?
An Arborist, also sometimes referred to as a Tree Surgeon, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which basically means, they specialise in the care of trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and best practices in their care and maintenance such as correct pruning techniques, safe ways to remove trees, how to transplant trees, and how to spot a sick or dying tree.
Arborists can have vastly different levels of knowledge, skill and experience. A professional Arborist may have years of experience, however they may not actually have any formal qualifications. A certified Arborist is someone who has actually studied arboriculture and achieved a certified qualification from a recognised institution. The highest level is a Level 5 Arborist who has done extensive study and is highly knowledgeable in the field.
Why you should hire a professional Arborist?
Tree work can be extremely dangerous, and whilst the professionals may make it look easy, it’s not, and should only be done by those with significant knowledge and experience. Using the professionals not only ensures your safety but it’s also best for your tree’s health and longevity. Would you perform DIY surgery on yourself or would you go and see a qualified Surgeon?
There are so many reasons why you should hire a professional Arborist to perform your tree work. Here are just 10 of many:
A professional Arborist has years of invaluable experience specifically related to trees which will mean a safer, more efficient job that won’t put you, your house or your tree at risk.
2. Expert Knowledge
A professional Arborist has expert knowledge about the care of trees and will ensure your tree gets the best care to ensure it’s health, vitality and strength.
Tree work can be very dangerous. A professional Arborist will carry out the work safely and efficiently using proper techniques.
Professional Arborists are generally fully insured in the event of accident or damage for your total peace of mind. Do check this however before choosing your Arborist and don’t assume.
5. Tree health
A healthy tree is a safe tree that is less likely to fall over in a severe storm or strong winds. A professional Arborist will carry out work that will promote the tree’s health and longevity, not put it at risk.
6. Time saver
Hiring a professional to do your tree work means you get to save your precious time and can get on with other things.
7. Money saver
Hiring a professional Arborist should be considered an investment, because it really can save you money in the long run. Tree work done well means you’re more likely to have a healthy tree that won’t need to be removed or have corrective work done down the track. And again, a healthy tree is a safer tree that is less likely to cause damage.
8. Tools & equipment
A professional Arborist will come equipped with the necessary tools and equipment so that you don’t have to worry about the expense of buying anything yourself.
9. Legals and permits
A professional Arborist will ensure you are allowed to carry out tree work by doing checks with local council beforehand and advising if any permits may be required to carry out the work. If you are found to have done work on a protected tree, you can be fined harshly.
Hire a great team, have the job done well, get all the mess taken away – job done! Now you can relax and put your feet up.
Take The Hassle Out of Your Tree Care
Aussie Tree Solutions are your local team of professional Arborists you can trust. We’ve been providing a full range of expert tree care and maintenance services to our many happy clients for over 35 years. Whether it’s tree pruning, stump grinding, consulting services, tree removal or emergency tree care, we’ve got the solution. Aussie Tree Solutions will take care of your trees safely and efficiently and do a thorough clean up, so you won’t even know we’ve been there! Call us now to find out more about our professional Arborist services.