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Hiring a Tree Arborist Vs DIY Methods

Posted on: September 19,2017

We know all about the importance of saving money. When it seems that expenses are coming at you from every angle, it can be tempting to cut corners. However, there are times when it pays to get the professionals in for the job. This can be especially true when it comes to your tree care.

 

So, when should you call a qualified tree arborist? And when is it safe to go right ahead and attempt a DIY job in your garden?

 

Tree Pruning

You should only attempt DIY tree pruning if you’re sure you can safely handle the job. Pruning is an ongoing requirement and trees may require regular maintenance. It’s a primary method of keeping your trees healthy, by ensuring we remove dead branches or branches that rub together. A keen gardener should be able to keep on top of small, regular pruning maintenance. 

 

However, some occasions require a tree arborist for your pruning needs. Don’t attempt to battle the branches yourself if a ladder or a chainsaw is required. For jobs this big, both the tree and your safety will benefit from a professional’s expertise.

 
Tree Removal

Tree removal should always be seen as a last resort. Because of the intricate processes and the risk involved, you should hire a tree arborist for this job. They can decide whether removing the tree is the right way to go. If they think removal is the best option, they have the skills to do the job safely and efficiently. 

 
Emergency Tree Care

You wouldn’t call just anybody in an emergency, and emergency tree care is no different! Trees require urgent attention during storms and other extreme weather conditions. Whether the tree needs to be removed, or just trimmed, it’s important to act fast to keep surrounding property safe. It can be a dangerous job, so get the experts in.

 
Tree Planting

Consult a trained tree arborist if you’re thinking about doing some planting. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure the long-term health of a new tree. Arborists can offer you advice on the best species and location to plant and the best way to go about it. 

 

Above all, stay safe! Money spent on hiring a professional arborist is well worth it, particularly if it saves you a trip to the emergency room!

 
Call Daryl’s Tree Care for free quotes and advice from our fully qualified arborists.