You may have heard the term “arborist” before but not known what it meant. Most people know that it has to do with trees, but what exactly does an arborist do? We’re going to take look at this important but often overlooked job.
An arborist may also be called a tree doctor, and it is trained to take care of trees. That can mean planting pruning, maintaining or otherwise performing tasks related to tree care. Not all the jobs of an arborist are meant to preserve trees. Sometimes their job may be to remove a tree or delimb it. Taking the limbs off can slowly kill the tree, but it may allow it to live for a while longer and provide benefits for the owner until the tree itself needs to be removed.
It is often much safer to call in an arborist to deal with a tree problem than to try to take care of it yourself. For instance, of you have a hanging limb or a branch that is otherwise unsafe, it is not a good idea to try to remove it by yourself. Arborists will have the tools and training to safely remove the limb, without causing damage to themselves or to your property.
An arborist can greatly prolong the life of a tree, and people who have trees on their property and want to keep them in great health for as long as possible may want to hire an arborist from time to time to keep up their trees. To preserve trees, arborists may take off dead branches, remove obstructions that prevent growth, ensure the tree has plenty of sunlight and water and provide other maintenance tasks that allow the tree to thrive. When under the care of a skilled arborist, trees can flourish like never before and expire unparalleled growth and produce incredible beauty.
Not just anyone can become an arborist simply by attaching the title to their name or by printing out some business cards. Arborists are licensed in many parts of the world, and they usually have to undergo training to learn the safe practices required to take care of trees. You should only hire licensed arborists to ensure the jobs is done right and that you and your property are kept safe while the arborist is working.