Maintaining Your Privately-Owned Trees: Why You Need A Good Arbourist

Do you have a really beautiful old tree in your yard? Is it looking sick? Learn more about nursing a sick tree back to health.

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I have a really beautiful old olive tree in my backyard. I love sitting under it on warm summer night. Unfortunately, the tree got a bit of a knock from the truck that brought in our swimming pool this summer, and it has been looking quite sick ever since and hasn't had any olives yet this year. I am very attached to the tree, so I have got a guy from the tree service company making weekly visits to give it extra fertilising and trimming to try to promote growth. This blog is all about nursing a sick old tree back to health with help from a tree service company.

Maintaining Your Privately-Owned Trees: Why You Need A Good Arbourist

16 November 2016
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Trees can accentuate the natural beauty of any landscape, be it residential or commercial. But to keep them looking healthy and radiant, they need to be well-cared for. On a large scale, tree management involves the management of trees growing in forest plantations, along the streets, in public parks and any other green public places. On a much smaller scale, however, it entails caring for privately-owned trees, including the trees in your own yard. The people who specialise in tree management are called arbourists. These professionals can provide you with a planned approach to managing your 'green' assets. Here is a sneak peek at what they can do to maintain the good health, safety and aesthetic value of your trees.

Tree inspections

Routine tree inspections are an effective way to point up any issue with the tree's health before it exacerbates. Regular inspections are needed for both young and mature trees. However, young trees will call for more frequent inspections as compared to mature trees.

During the inspection process, your arbourist will examine the leaves, twigs, barks, trunks and other parts of a tree to identify and remedy any irregularities that can compromise the good health of a tree. These abnormalities may include insect activity, deformed twigs and spotted leaves. Your arbourist may even call you to take photos of the abnormalities so they may serve as a source of reference for you. This way, if the issue happens again the same time next year, you can give it the right attention.

By providing regular inspection service, you can prevent or minimise the severity of potential disease, insect incursions and environmental problems.

Tree pruning

There are some good reasons as to why your trees may need pruning service. It could be performed to eliminate potential safety hazards, reduce overhanging, improve the health and appearance of a tree, maintain clearances or give newly-planted trees a chance to grow tall and healthy. But for pruning to be effective, it must be undertaken expertly. A certified arbourist understands how various tree parts respond to each cut because they know incorrect pruning can cause damage that could reduce a tree's lifespan. Therefore, they will ensure each cut helps improve health, aesthetics and safety of your trees.

Seasoned arbourists understand that improper tree care can lead to problems that may take several years to rectify. In extreme cases, the problems may never be remedied. For that reason, they will always strive to follow only allowed practices.