Arborist businesses provide a wide range of tree services. They can include tree removal, trimming, pruning, cutting overgrown branches, and other services. It might seem like manual labor to some, but these services are actually quite technical. They are, however, not light work — being part of a tree service requires both mental acuity and physical strength.
There are many reasons why people hire a tree service business. Trees that are infected, dead, or growing dangerously close to property, or simply trees that are in the way of planned construction are all removed by a tree service. The most important thing that an arborist is hired for, however, is protecting themselves, you, and all of the physical objects that you hold dear while he does his job. Whether he’s pruning, felling, or otherwise touching a tree, there’s always danger — an arborist’s job is minimizing the danger.
Trimming & Pruning
One service offered by an arborist is pruning, which is the process of removing branches that are encroaching, damaged and threatening property, or otherwise impinging on or threatening something. While pruning isn’t as dangerous as felling the entire tree, there are several technical and physical skills needed to prune safely, especially at high altitudes. That’s when a tree service is necessary.
In many cases, it’s wise to call in an arborist just to have them inspect your trees every two or three years. Detecting the signs of tree disease just isn’t part of your average family’s skill set, but knowing which tress are dangerous to your property is quite important. Generally trees don’t change that quickly, so it’s not like you need an inspection every few months, but having one at least every third year, especially if you have trees growing close to your home or other structures, is very wise.
Whenever a tree is felled, no matter who does it or how, a stump almost always remains. Getting rid of a stump is often the most difficult part of tree removal. Grinding can cause a huge mess; digging it up is often even worse. A tree service can put together a well-thought-out plan to eliminate the stump and provide the specialized equipment or in some cases chemicals to remove the stump without negatively impacting the surrounding property.
In some areas, local law mandates that a tree that has been uprooted to accommodate a residential or commercial development must be replaced. If you are unsure about the laws in your area, it is best to call an arborist who will be familiar with them. In many cases, the arborist will also be able to do the tree planting for a minimal charge.