Trees are one of the oldest, most majestic creatures on our planet. In most cases, they take decades or even centuries to grow. As big as they are, it may seem like they don’t need much care. However, it’s important to understand that they require a different kind of care rather than general landscaping maintenance. While it may be tempting to hire an all-in-one contractor to handle your landscaping needs, it’s important to entrust the health of your trees to a certified arborist.
No matter what kind of work needs to be done on your property, you should always make sure the people you hire are certified and accredited in their field. Think about it… You wouldn’t hire a dentist to fix your car, would you? However, many people don’t realize that the standards for a certified arborist differ greatly from those who do general landscaping.
Landscaping is a field which includes the maintenance and overall appeal of a home’s landscape. Responsibilities of a landscaper include planting bushes, flowers, and grass while maintaining them in the process. People who work within this field make sure to water and mow a lawn while making sure the grass is healthy and safe from the threat of hot and cold climates. They also test the pH and nutrients of the soil to ensure optimum health for whatever plants grow on your property.
In most cases, the choice to hire a general landscaper will yield excellent results when it comes to the creation and maintenance of your yard or garden. However, it’s important to keep in mind the limitation in which they are trained to do and that’s where a certified arborist comes in.
Arborists, on the other hand, are professionally trained and certified in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. They are also equipped and prepared to handle dangerous tree care equipment like chippers, and chainsaws. Not only do they attain a high level of knowledge when it comes to pruning, windsail reduction and other tree care services, they know how to assess, maintain, and remove trees safely.
Working with trees without the proper equipment and the training can be extremely dangerous to the contractor, homeowner, and surrounding property. Hiring a certified arborist will not only ensure the health of your trees but the safety of you and your loved ones as well.
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With all these things in mind, it’s important to determine what needs done when it comes to maintaining your outside property. Take the time to match the service you need and pick a professional who is trained and certified in that field. To put it simply – if you need help with your lawn or garden, you are more likely to need a general landscaper. However, if you need to have a tree pruned or removed, you are better off hiring a certified arborist.
At Westcoast Tree Care, you can feel good knowing you’ve hired a tree care professional who is extensively trained and experienced in all the latest tree maintenance techniques as well as tree health and safety practices. Whether your tree requires trimming, pruning or removal, we are the professionals to trust for skilled and efficient tree care services.
Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no obligation quote.