Smart Strategies for Tree Planting, Trimming and Maintenance

My name is Georgia, and I love to write. As an avid gardener, I have spent hours writing about gardening, but in this space, I wanted to turn my attention to trees in particular. I recently added a number of fruit trees to my garden, and I have old oaks in front of my house which have suffered and survived through a range of mishaps. If you want to learn ideas for taking better care of your trees, you have stumbled onto the right blog. Welcome to this space, please explore and share this blog with your friends if they inspire you.

Why Caring for Your Trees Is a Job Best Left to an Arborist


Having trees in your yard delivers lots of impressive benefits. Trees clean the air and create a cooling effect outside. They can also provide shade and add kerb appeal to your property. That said, your trees can't take care of themselves. They require proper maintenance to grow healthy and keep looking great throughout the year. You can take care of the trees yourself or hire an arborist to do it for you. 

Below are a few reasons why you should resist the DIY urge and let a tree care specialist work for you.

Tree care requires a proper understanding of tree growth.

Although caring for a tree might seem to be pretty easy and simple at first blush, it's actually more technical and complicated than you might think. Each tree has unique watering, pruning and other tree care requirements that must be met in order to ensure its long-term health.

Unless you're trained and experienced in tree care, you possibly can't take care of your trees the right way. Without proper care, your trees won't thrive.

Arborists understand all aspects of tree growth to ensure they're properly cared for. For example, they'll know the best way to remove diseased branches so that the disease doesn't spread to the healthy sections of the tree.

Tree care can be a dangerous job.

Caring for trees is an activity that can pose various safety hazards. Some common hazards to watch out for during the job include, but aren't limited to:

  • Falling limbs
  • Falls from heights
  • Use of faulty equipment
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Electrical hazards such as overhead electrical wires

If you're not trained in the safe execution of tree care tasks, you may easily hurt yourself and other people. The safety training must include learning about common risk factors to expect when working on trees and how to identify risks that are unique to a particular site. For example, pruning of tall trees near "live" overhead electrical cables can lead to electrocution or even start a fire on your property.

Letting a tree care specialist maintain your trees will help ensure your trees are cared for correctly while minimising safety risks. A professional is trained to avoid working near "live" power lines and to remove portions of a tree or the whole of it without causing bodily harm or property damage.

Need help with caring for your trees? Contact an arborist near you today.


18 August 2020