Tree Care: DIY Or Call A Professional?

Maintaining your trees isn’t always as straightforward as you think. Suffice to say there are a lot of different tree maintenance activities that a homeowner can effectively and safely do themselves. Tasks such as mulching, planting and general landscape are low-risk tasks that you can DIY if you desire; however, when it comes to bigger, more intricate jobs like stump grinding and tree removal, going with a specialist such as Birch Tree Care is necessary.

When dealing with more specialized undertakings, here are some compelling reasons to hire an arborist instead of doing the tree care task yourself:

WE UNDERSTAND TREES

To be a qualified professional, it takes years of full-time professional study. For example, that simple crack you see on the trunk of the tree may be rooted to a deeper problem which can lead to the tree’s death or to a very dangerous situation for those living near the tree. We know the difference and can diagnose these issues effectively.

WE ARE NOT FOOLED BY APPEARANCES

Tree branches can appear to be sturdy and healthy, but looks can be deceiving. If you put your weight on a dead, rotted branch when you are thirty feet off the ground, the branch can easily give way, causing you serious injury or worse. A trained professional tree trimming service such as Birch Tree Care can identify rotted branches and unhealthy trees and complete the job in safe manner.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TRIMMING AND PRUNING REQUIRE TREE KNOWLEDGE

Each tree species will react differently to different pruning methods. Arborists can determine the type of pruning required to meet specific goals like: you can prune a tree to increase fruit yield, improve the tree’s health, lift the canopy, maintain proper structure or remove any hazardous branches.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

Did you know, for jobs like stump removal, a grinder is needed? We understand that the right equipment isn’t just to make removing the stump easier, it can also help protect from damaging surrounding areas. For pruning or tree removal, arborists usually have a wide array of equipment that most don’t own including different chainsaws, hand saws, secateurs, chippers, ropes and more.

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