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“Arboriculture” is the practice of caring for trees using specialized knowledge and training, by certified practitioners, called arborists. But when should you call an arborist over a standard tree service company? Below, we'll talk about the impact of tree care consulting on your property by a certified arborist and when is the best time to call them.
What Is an Arborist?
Arborists are trained experts in the needs of individual trees. While forestry is a field that encompasses entire forests and groves — i.e. larger areas of tree growth and management — arboriculture services cover the health and daily needs of one or more individual trees.
Because most residential projects don't involve entire forests, arboriculture services are better for a homeowner when they're planning a job that may affect the well-being of the trees on their property.
When Should You Call an Arborist?
Sometimes, you don't need specialized tree care consulting before you start a job. If you need to remove a few trees to make room for a new pool, patio, or addition to your home, you already know what you need. You should just visit TreeCareHQ's directory of tree removal companies near you, and start the process from there. The same applies to tree trimming and pruning, brush clearing, and any range of tree services.
But when the needs are less clear, the case is a little different.
Example: New Structures on Your Property
Imagine that you're having a new garage put on your home, and you don't think a tree needs to be removed for the new footprint of the structure. At the same though, you're unsure about what types of complications might be present 5 to 10 years down the road as growth continues.
In this case, you might want to call a specialist to review the situation and let you know what to expect in terms of the tree's growth rate, potential future risks, and how to move forward with a tree trimming strategy to prevent tree limbs from interacting with the new structure.
Example: Tree Health Needs
There are many different blights, pests, fungi, and microorganisms — as well as nutrition — that can affect the health and strength of a tree on your property.
This is one of the reasons why hiring an arborist for regular tree inspections can be helpful. You won't always notice the early signs of disease, poor nutrition, or damage that may threaten a tree's health and structural integrity.
A certified arborist can diagnose both the immediate and long-term needs of your trees and recommend intensive strategies — tree surgery, for example — to correct and repair the issues.
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