Why Hire an Arborist? Ever wondered why you should bother hiring a certified arborist instead of the guy with a chainsaw who knocks on your door and offers to trim your tree? Then did you wonder, what is an arborist, anyway? We have the answers!
What Is an Arborist? A certified arborist is more than just your average tree trimmer. They have years of training and experience in tree care, from proper planting and maintenance to removal of trees. In order to become certified, arborists must work in tree care for at least three years before passing a comprehensive exam, and to stay certified, they are required to continue their education in new tree care practices.
What Can an Arborist Offer You?
Passion – With all that is required to maintain their certification, you can be sure that your arborist truly cares about proper tree care. They have dedicated years to learning how to nurture a tree through all stages of its growth and development.
Knowledge and Experience – A certified arborist knows more than just how to trim a tree. There are many factors that contribute to a tree’s health; the depth at which it is planted, the type of soil it’s planted in, its location on your property, the way it is pruned . . . the list goes on and on. An arborist has studied many different species of trees and shrubs and knows what each one needs to be healthy and strong.
Value – As is true with so many things in life, you get what you pay for with tree care. Although it may seem cheaper up front to let that door-knocker trim your tree, it could cost you in the long run if your tree is not cared for properly. On the other hand, correct tree care can help to prevent expensive problems—like rot and disease in your tree or damage to property caused by falling limbs—which will save you money over time. Your tree, and your investment in it, are better off in the hands of a certified arborist.