The Tree Surgeon is an important but dangerous task; simply grabbing a saw and ladder and proclaiming oneself a tree surgeon just will not cut it. A highly specialised occupation, the tree surgeon is a role of many duties and responsibilities.
A professional tree surgeon will be involved in all stages of a trees’ life, from its planting to eventual removal if required and all of the maintenance steps in between. Proper maintenance is important as this prevents damage to the tree but can also prevent a tree from becoming a danger through snapping and falling branches.
The arborist will be able to identify which branches have died or have otherwise become unsafe, and will be trained in the use of specialist safety equipment that will help them carry out the task of limb removal, safely.
Of course, it isn’t just maintenance and felling that can occupy the time of a professional tree surgeon.
What does being a Tree Surgeon Involve?
An Tree Surgeon will have many different duties, which can make for a very interesting week indeed.
- Tree felling
- Log splitting
- Tree removal
An Tree Surgeon is also something of a landscape gardener and can advise on the right kind of tree to be planted, in the right part of the garden and can even recommend the kind of soil to be used. In this way, the ideal garden or horticultural space can be designed where all of the plants and are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also live in harmony with one another.
Always ask a qualified professional
Sometimes when a tree has died it needs to be removed and eventually it will happen. A surgeon will be able to bring it down in a safe and controlled manner. This needs to be done before nature and gravity does the job which could be catastrophic, depending on the location. Naturally, it has to be done by a professional and is not something that should be attempted by anybody else.
Felling a tree is much more technical than ‘chopping it down’ and it can be a very dangerous operation. There are several things to keep in mind when it comes to the felling of a tree, not to mention which tools you should bring to bare.
The location of the tree is important, as there may be overhead power lines, vehicles, buildings and fences, among other things, near or around the tree that need to be protected against damage.
Before a step can be made toward the tree, but after the location has been given careful consideration, the arborist needs to work out exactly where the tree should fall and how to make that happen.
It isn’t an easy thing, making sure the tree falls just where you want it to and arborists are specially trained in this area and know just how to make it happen safely and in a controlled way. Ground Maintenance companies also usually have a tree surgeon on the team to take care of any ground maintenance contractor works required.
Tree surgeons are experts in their field, so to speak, and should always be consulted if you have any doubts about a tree. On the other hand, if you are designing the perfect garden an arborist can be the perfect person to ask for help and advice!