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5 Benefits of Hiring an Arborist

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Do you really need a tree specialist? Well, you do.  A tree specialist, also known as an arborist, is a certified individual who specialises in the caregiving of trees. An arborist is trained to know and understand what trees need to be healthy and to survive. If you are still wondering whether or not to get one, here are five benefits of hiring an arborist that should convince you to.

Tree Planting

As a tree specialist, an arborist knows the right time to plant trees and the best planting conditions, such as the lighting, growing space, soil type and depth, of the various tree species. They also know the best planting techniques that will yield a healthy tree.


A certified arborist knows the proper way of pruning trees. If you have tried it yourself, you know that it's very easy to end up damaging your trees. Pruning is done on trees to improve their general health and appearance. It is also done to:

  • Shape the structure of the tree

  • Remove branches and  limbs that are diseased, dead or weak

  • To train young trees to develop a good structure

Proper Tree Care and Maintenance

Just like humans, trees also need to be well maintained and cared for to grow healthy. An arborist is better placed to care for trees since they know how to identify a diseased tree, how to give a proper diagnosis and what to give in correct measures. As well, an arborist will advise you on what preventive measures you should take when it comes to insects, diseases and fertilisation.

Tree Removal

If you feel that its time your tree came down but are unsure, an arborist will advise you on whether or not it is best to remove it after doing a tree risk assessment qualification (TRAQ). The arborist will safely remove the tree and dispose of it.

In Case of a Tree Emergency

It may be hard to imagine a scenario where there is a tree emergency but it does happen. Tree emergencies can occur during storms and earthquakes where trees fall on buildings, cars or utility lines and power lines. This can be very dangerous and in such cases, you need an arborist on-site to control the situation in order to prevent further damage to people and property.

Whether you are planting trees for commercial reasons or just as a hobby, it is evident that you need the services of an arborist. An arborist will give you professional guidance during tree planting, pruning and when removal time comes. You will also the services in case of tree emergencies. So it is important that you familiarise yourself with an arborist as soon as you can.