Three Advantages Of Hiring A Certified Arborist

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Your home is where you should feel proud and happy to welcome others to the most important space in your life. There are many ways mature trees add to curbside appeal, from providing shade to looking majestic and adding to the feel of permanence. Well-tended, mature trees add value to your home, and using a professional tree service will keep your trees looking their best. A good tree service will know how to trim large trees safely, while keeping their shape attractive without damaging their health and growth. Untended trees look messy, and the risk of branches falling during a storm or high winds increases with the age of your trees and the length of time they’ve gone without proper care. Learn different ways to tend to your trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.


Three Advantages Of Hiring A Certified Arborist

28 December 2016
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Homeowners are sometimes tempted to use all-purpose landscaping services to take care of their lawns, flower gardens, shrubs, and trees. Although certain yard chores, such as mowing and weeding can easily be performed by semi-skilled laborers, tree care is best left to certified arborists. Following are just three of the many reasons why you should hire a trained arborist to take care of the trees on your property. 

Proper Tree Care Will Enhance Your Overall Property Value

Curb appeal can't be overemphasized when it comes to the value of your property. Mature trees that are healthy and strong add significantly to the value of any home. Even the best homes aren't going to be as appealing if they're surrounded by diseased and unkempt trees, and even talented amateurs can't provide the level of care that you'll get from a certified arborist. Good arborists also realize that the best outdoor living spaces evolve with time -- they'll be able to recommend ongoing strategies designed to keep your yard looking good for years to come. For instance, if you're interested in planting a column of tall trees on your property to act as a windbreak or privacy screen, your arborist can recommend the right trees for the job, help select the best candidates from available nursery stock, properly plant them to provide them with the best possible start, and care for them as they grow into the tall strong trees you envisioned. It is less likely that the average lawn care service will be able to get such a good outcome. 

The Services of an Arborist Will Save You Money in the Long Run

Having the same person who cuts your lawn prune and otherwise care for your trees may save you money in the short term, but the average lawn care person simply isn't well trained enough in the important aspects of tree care to be able to effectively handle the majority of tree problems that may arise. For instance, a trained arborist can often recognize and treat a tree disease before it completely takes hold, preventing the tree of dying and having to be replaced and possibly taking other trees with it by spreading the disease. The arborist will also be able to help you craft an outdoor living space using the right trees for the right spots. Homeowners often purchase lovely trees at their local nurseries only to watch them languish and perish after they're planted, and the main reason for this occurring is that they've chosen the wrong site for the particular species of tree. You may love the idea of having a gorgeous, summer-blooming Crape Myrtle tree outside your bedroom window, but if the location is in a northern exposure that receives very little direct sun, the tree will most likely fail to thrive. You arborist can help you choose a shade-loving tree that will provide the type of view you're seeking. 

Using an Arborist is Good for the Environment 

Lawn care services generally don't know much beyond pest control than using standard chemical sprays to treat a variety of problems. Chemical pesticides and herbicides end up in community groundwater, and they may lose effectiveness as pests build up tolerance levels. An arborist will be able to diagnose individual pest issues and deal with them in ways that result in minimal environmental impact. Instead of applying a wide-spectrum pesticide over the entire outdoor living space, for instance, the arborist will select the one that's suited for the specific problem and apply it judiciously. However, thriving trees that are well-cared for rarely have pest problems significant enough to warrant chemical intervention. 

For more information, contact a professional tree service, such as Destiny's Tree Service LLC.