In Washington, the residents that make up the Tri-City area take great pride in the beauty of their landscapes. Proper tree care is an essential part of maintaining that aesthetic appeal. While it’s certainly wise to take on many outdoor tasks yourself, preventative tree care should never be on your DIY list. Below are four reasons why you should hire a certified arborist to maintain the health and beauty of your trees:
A Certified Arborist Has The Proper Tools and Training
By definition, a certified arborist is a tree care professional trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. They attain a high level of knowledge when it comes to the proper technique of tree pruning, tree removal, and other preventative tree care services. Only a certified arborist knows how to assess, maintain, and remove trees safely.
A certified arborist is also up-to-date on the most current tree care methods and techniques. Working with trees without the proper equipment and the knowledge can be extremely dangerous. Hiring a certified arborist will not only ensure the health of your trees but the safety of you and your loved ones as well.
Improper Pruning Can Cause More Harm Than Good
Sadly, more trees are killed each year by improper pruning than from pests and insects. In fact, it’s better not to prune than to prune incorrectly. Every tree has it’s own individual requirements when it comes to which cuts need to be made and where. Only a certified arborist can make cuts to help develop a tree’s natural shape while eliminating weak spots to ensure it grows healthy and strong.
A certified arborist also understands when minor or aggressive pruning is needed. They have the training and experience to properly removed dead or hazardous branches without putting you, themselves or your property at risk.
Preventative Tree Care Is Dangerous
It’s an unfortunate fact that many well-meaning people think they can take a saw to a tree in order to prune it. This kind of thinking can result in serious injuries or even fatalities from falls, contact with power lines or cutting equipment, and falling trees or branches.
While a tree may only show minimal signs of damage, it takes the skilled eye of a certified arborist to know if a tree is hazardous and poses a serious safety risk. A certified arborist can recognize dangerous warning signs that often go undetected and know the safest way to remove it.
A Certified Arborist Has Liability Insurance
What would you do if a large, heavy branch came crashing down on the roof of your car or on the roof of your neighbor’s house? Are you protected? Tree pruning and removal takes experience and a wealth of knowledge. However, accidents can still happen. When you work with a certified arborist, you can relax knowing that they carry their own insurance coverage. This will protect against property damaged or someone getting hurt while a tree is being worked on.
Contact Westcoast Tree Care
At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of safety for our clients. We offer a wide range of preventative tree care services for residential and commercial properties throughout the Tri-Cities (Washington) area. Whether you require preventative tree care services or need a dead tree removed, 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.