Property owners are constantly maintaining their lots. Whether you are landscaping for a new home, cutting down current trees, or trimming – even if you want to plant trees – then it may be time to consider hiring a professional arborist. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and you don’t even know where to begin it may be helpful to do some reading: The Chipps Tree Care Blog makes for a great guide if you need a broad cross-section of information.
Using a profession to do the work has several advantages. The first consideration is always safety. Trimming branches and taking down trees can be a dangerous job. The CDC reports there are 36,000 chainsaw accidents annually, associated with irresponsible tree pruning. Also, being able to recognize when a tree will soon become hazardous – and needs to be removed accordingly – can be difficult to the untrained eye. A certified arborist will be able to observe which trees need removal from your property before they become dangerous.
Another good reason to hire a professional in Alberta to turn your yard into a garden of Eden is that their expertise can yield amazing aesthetic results. Arborists have ISA certification, which means they have established experience in planting and maintaining urban trees for the best botanical health – inside and out. ISA certification means that arborists are well trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. Whether you want to plant trees, prune trees, remove trees or get rid of unsightly stumps, a professional will have the knowledge of how to safely take care of any hazards on your property. Arborists have training for technical tree felling, access to high angle ropes, and techniques for low impact rigging to minimize any additional damage on your property. A little bit of light, amateur pruning on your own can certainly be satisfying and help you get in touch with the trees on your property, but for pruning bigger branches and anything involving a saw, you may want to leave it to the pros.
Creating the venue you want for your property in Alberta may also include services with special tools available only to professionals. For example, trees which are dead or fallen may need to be removed from your property. The professional arborist will use technical tree felling to prevent damage to your property and will even chop wood into firewood if you want it for your hearth, or grind it up for mulch. In the end, the landscape of your yard will be catered to your own vision.
Like most projects in home improvement, there is a mess to clean up after the work is done. Now that you have your property pruned, planted, or trimmed, it is time to clean up the debris. When you hire a professional, they take care of that for you. Dead branch removal and stump removal are done for you, so you don’t have to worry about renting a wood chipper. A professional arborist is able to create the landscape you have been dreaming of, and teach you the best way to care for your beautiful new yard.