Why Should I Hire an Arborist?

The Importance of Using a Certified Arborist

As a homeowner in Georgia, there’s a good chance you have some trees in your yard. It’s easy to look at your landscape and decide you’d like to change things, trim the tree branches or remove stumps, and convince yourself it’s simple enough to DIY.

However, there are a handful of important reasons why you should opt for hiring a certified arborist, instead. Here’s a quick rundown of why you should hire a certified arborist to handle your tree care.

Specialist Knowledge & Quality Service

Certified arborists are trained to plant, maintain, and care for individual trees. A person has to achieve a certain extent of knowledge in the care of trees, have sufficient experience in tree care, and pass a comprehensive exam to receive certification in arboriculture.

This means that certified arborists can provide you with specialist tree care and you can rest assured that they will do a great job.

High Quality Tools and Equipment

You may think you can tackle trimming the branches on the tree out in the yard, but if you don’t have the correct equipment you could potentially cause damage to the tree and injury to yourself. With any job, it’s important to make sure that you have the appropriate equipment and that you’re fully aware of how to operate it.

Operating tools and machinery can be a challenge in itself, a challenge only magnified when having to operate them while hanging from a tree branch or ladders. Tree maintenance can be a difficult and dangerous job, and that’s why there are certified arborists to take care of your trees for you.

Health and Safety

DIY always raises a concern for health and safety. It can be extremely dangerous to scale trees and operate heavy tools to remove large limbs from them, all while balancing on the tree itself.

While there may be some smaller-scale tree maintenance you can perform yourself, such as pruning, any task that requires you to be off the ground should be left to a certified arborist to complete.

It’s an Investment

Trees are an important feature of any landscape, including your own. By investing in the proper maintenance of your trees, you’re investing in a beautiful landscape, a safe environment, and saving money down the line that would have otherwise been spent on correcting improper tree care.

The resale value on your home will be greater with well-maintained trees on the property. Likewise, the value will drop if your home’s trees have been ill-maintained. Hiring a certified arborist to care for your home’s trees will provide you with both short-term and long-term benefits.

If you have any questions or you’d like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us here at Empire Tree!

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