Why You Should Hire An Arborist. Part 1

Learn about services that arborists, provide criteria for selecting and arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist in the Tri-Cities.

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done by those trained to work safely in trees.

What Are The Services Arborists Provide?

Pruning
An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. Pruning techniques include removing limbs that:

  • interfere with utilities or structures
  • obstruct streets or sidewalks
  • are dead and weak
  • are dead and pose a risk
  • are diseased or infested
  • have been damaged by storms
  • will increase light penetration and reduce wind resistance

Other pruning techniques are used to maintain proper structure in young trees, improve tree shape and form, and reduce the likelihood of future damage during storms.

We will continue with our series of why you should hire an arborist for all of your Tri-Cities tree maintenance needs. Continue to Part 2.

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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