Benefits Of Using A Professional Arborist

All too often we hear the horror stories of those who decided to forego hiring a professional arborist, instead going with the DIY option. While the task of removing a tree can appear like a simple task, the reality is it requires qualified professionals to be carried out in both a safe and efficient manner. From permits to proper removal, hiring a professional arborist will save you time and money in the long run while also affording you peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of.

5 Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Arborist

Navigating Council Permits

Councils throughout South-East Queensland require permits in order to remove trees throughout the area, including your own property. There are several factors that determine what permit is needed such as the size of the tree, what species the tree is and where it is located. Different councils will also have different rules so it can become a bit of a minefield when looking to get the right permit. O’Brien’s Tree Care can help navigate this process, taking care of the application for you.

Protection Against Liability

All certified arborists are covered by public liability insurance that protects both themselves and your property. This means should anything go wrong during a tree removal you are covered should any damage be caused to your home or yard. It also means you are not liable for someone being injured should you hire a friend or unqualified person to carry out the job which can happen more often than you would think. This gives you peace of mind knowing you are fully protected.

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Safety First Approach

When we talk about safety, we mean both for those carrying out this often dangerous work but also the safety of you and your property. Removing a tree requires understanding and experience in order to plan for its safe removal. It also requires the operation of dangerous equipment such as chainsaws, stump grinders and cherry pickers. A qualified arborist will always have a complete plan in place before carrying out the work and can inform you of how they intend to go about it.

Proper Tree Removal

Removing a tree doesn’t just end with the trunk coming down, you need to get rid of the stump as well. More often than not those going the DIY route will eventually get to this point and realise just how stubborn a stump can be. There are also other considerations such as how far the tree’s root system has spread and whether it has had an impact on the structural makeup of your yard. A professional arborist will take the time to carry out each step of the process correctly, resulting in proper tree removal.

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Healthy Pruning Practices

It’s not all about tree removal, having someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to pruning branches is also a necessity. Incorrect pruning practices can significantly impact the health of your tree, even leading to its demise in the most extreme cases. What limbs to cut and where to cut them only comes from time and research into local flora, developing an understanding of what steps need to be taken in order to remove the problematic limbs without causing harm to the tree.

Need A Professional Arborist In South East Queensland?

We have covered 5 reasons for hiring a professional arborist but there are much, much more. At the core it’s about making the process as safe as possible for everyone involved while also getting the job done right the first time. While it may be tempting to take it on yourself, removing a tree is always a bigger job than it appears to be and this will end up costing you more time than you imagined. What takes us an afternoon to carry out could well end up taking you days to get done.

If you are looking for a qualified, professional arborist with decades of experience, give O’Brien’s Tree Care a call on 0431 740 088. We service all of South East Queensland starting from North Brisbane to Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast. We offer free measurement and quotes for all of our services so you can get the full pictures before we go ahead with any of our tree services. You can also contact us online by heading over to our contact page and filling in our online form.