Trees add value to your home and property as well as boost the health of your Whidbey Island community. Healthy, beautiful trees are an investment that provides you with a multitude of benefits. However, poorly maintained trees can become a significant liability and a dangerous hazard. Even more, poorly done tree work can not only pose a risk to a tree itself, it can endanger the person performing the work. That’s why tree care should only be performed by a trained and certified arborist to work safely and properly.
An ISA certified arborist specializes in the art and science of caring for trees and is trained to understand their needs while providing care and maintenance that enhances their health, beauty, and structural soundness. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following benefits of hiring a certified arborist in Whidbey Island.
What An Arborist Does
An ISA certified arborist helps to maintain the investment of your trees by providing a wide variety of services from planting, pruning, and removal to emergency tree care.
An ISA certified arborist is trained to know when and how trees should be pruned to maintain and improve their overall health, appearance, and safety. Professional pruning also provides the following benefits:
- Trains young trees to establish a strong structure.
- Thin limbs through windsail reduction to increase air flow through the canopy.
- Removed damaged limbs and branches to ensure safety and increase light penetration.
- Remove weak, diseased or dead limbs.
- Boost structural integrity to reduce potential storm damage.
- Remove excessive, heavy weight from branches.
- Safely shape damaged or misshapen trees.
A certified arborist can recommend the best trees to plant on your property along with the best planting practices. A wrong tree in the wrong location can result in future problems due to limited growing space, disease, infestations, and poor growth. Even more, planting a large tree requires special skills and equipment. At Westcoast Tree Care, our ISA certified arborist can consult with you on proper planting depth and overall care to ensure the health, beauty, and safety of your trees.
Preventative tree care and maintenance will ensure the overall health and structural soundness of a tree. Proper tree care will not only help a tree to better defend itself against disease, insects, and other problems, it will ensure it’s overall safety thus protecting property and people below.
Even more, scheduling routine tree health inspections will go a long way toward ensuring the health and growth of your trees. As with anything, early detection is key. Regular inspections allow an ISA certified arborist to evaluate the overall growth, health, and integrity of a tree based on its type, size, location, and overall appearance.
Emergency Tree Care Services
Natural events and catastrophes like storms and earthquakes can cause limbs or entire trees to fall. This can potentially impact people and property below. Fallen trees are extremely heavy, making them very dangerous to remove on your own. A certified arborist can get the job done in a safe manner while reducing any risk to damage to nearby people or property.
In addition, extreme care must be taken when a tree has become entangled with nearby power lines. If a tree comes into contact with power lines it can carry electricity and become extremely dangerous. If a downed or damaged tree on your property becomes involved with power lines, it’s important to contact your local power company first and a certified arborist second.
Tree removal is usually a last resort option. However, certain circumstances also warrant the removal of a tree. An ISA certified arborist can provide you with a qualified tree risk assessment before deciding whether or not a tree needs to be removed. They also have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove a tree. Tree removal may be necessary if:
- A tree has been deemed hazardous by a certified arborist.
- A tree needs to be replaced by a more suitable specimen.
- There is crowding or harming of other nearby trees.
- A tree is dead, diseased or dying.
- There are hazardous conditions that are impossible to mitigate by other means.
- A tree is located improperly near a construction or development site.
Westcoast Tree Care
At Westcoast Tree Care, we proudly serve homeowners by offering the highest quality of work for all your preventative tree care needs. Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 today. Our certified arborist would be more than happy to take a look at your trees and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote while answering any questions you may have.
Whether you require tree trimming, tree pruning or tree removal, we are the professionals to trust for certified and accredited tree care services!