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Why You Should Hire An Arborist. Part 4

Learn about services that arborists, provide criteria for selecting and arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist from West Richland. We will continue our series in why it’s important to hire an Arborist. Continuing with the selection of the right arborist:

  • Check your arborist for the necessary permits and licenses. Some governmental agencies require contractors to apply for permits and/or to apply for a license before they are able to work.
  • Ask for references to find out where the company has down similar work to what you need. Don’t hesitate to check references or visit other work sites where the company or individual has done work.
  • Get more than one estimate, unless you know and are comfortable with your arborist. You may have to pay for the estimates, and it will take more time, but it will be worth the effort.
  • Don’t always accept the low bid. You should examine the credentials and the written specifications of the firms that submitted bids and determine the best combination of price, work to be done, skill, and professionalism to protect your substantial investment.
  • Be wary of individuals who go door to door and offer bargains for performing tree work. More reputable companies are too busy to solicit work in this manner.
  • Keep in mind that good arborists will perform only industry accepted practices. For example, practices such as topping a tree, removing excessive amounts of live wood, using climbing spikes on trees that are not being removed, and removing or disfiguring living trees without just cause are improper practices and violate industry standards.

We will continue with our series of why you should hire an arborist for all of your Pasco tree maintenance needs. Continue to Part 5.

Keep in mind that having trees on your property comes with a little bit of maintenance. With just a little maintenance, you can prevent most major pitfalls. You won’t have to be worried about trees causing property damage or even worse, personal injury. We look forward to discussing your tree maintenance needs. We have trained arborists in the Tri-Cities that are professional and that can answer any questions you have.

Why You Should Hire An Arborist. Part 3

Learn about services that arborists, provide criteria for selecting and arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist from West Richland. We will continue our series in why it’s important to hire an Arborist.

Other Services of an Arborist
Many arborists provide a variety of other tree care services, including:

  • Plant Health Care or preventative maintenance to keep trees in good health while reducing insect, disease, or site problems
  • Fertilization and soil modifications for improved tree health
  • Cabling or bracing for added support to branches with weak limbs
  • Soil aeration to improve root growth
  • installation of lightning protection systems
  • applications to manage certain insect and disease problems
  • consulting and legal expert services related to trees

Selecting The Right Arborist
Check for membership in professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture, the Tree Care Industry Association, or the American Society of Consulting Arborists. Such membership demonstrates a willingness on the part of the arborist to stay up to date on the latest techniques and information.

Check for ISA arborist certification. ISA Certified Arborists are experience professionals who have passed an extensive examination covering all aspects of tree care.

Ask for proof of insurance and then phone the insurance company if you are not satisfied. A reputable arborist carries personal and property damage insurance as well as workers’ compensation insurance.

We will continue with our series of why you should hire an arborist for all of your West Richland tree maintenance needs. Continue to Part 4.

Keep in mind that having trees on your property comes with a little bit of maintenance. With just a little maintenance, you can prevent most major pitfalls. You won’t have to be worried about trees causing property damage or even worse, personal injury. We look forward to discussing your tree maintenance needs. We have trained arborists in the Tri-Cities that are professional and that can answer any questions you have.

Why You Should Hire An Arborist. Part 2

Learn about services that arborists, provide criteria for selecting and arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist from Richland.

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help you decide whether your tree should be removed at all. Removal is recommended when any tree is:

  • dead or dying
  • considered an unacceptable risk
  • causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning
  • crowding and causing harm to other trees
  • to be replaced by a more suitable specimen
  • located in an area where new construction requires removal

Emergency Tree Care
Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, structures, or cars. The weight of storm damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. An arborist can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.

Planting
Some arborists plant trees, and most can recommend species that are appropriate for a particular location. The wrong tree in the wrong location will lead to future problems as a result of limited growing space, insects, disease, or poor growth.

We will continue with our series of why you should hire an arborist for all of your Richland tree maintenance needs. Continue to Part 3.

Keep in mind that having trees on your property comes with a little bit of maintenance. With just a little maintenance, you can prevent most major pitfalls. You won’t have to be worried about trees causing property damage or even worse, personal injury. We look forward to discussing your tree maintenance needs. We have trained arborists in the Tri-Cities that are professional and that can answer any questions you have.

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