Tree Work That Is Best Left To A Professional Arborist

The idea of taking on that branch that has been overhanging your roof can be tempting but the reality is some things should be left to the professionals. When working with trees there are 2 key aspects that need to be considered first and foremost: knowing how to get the best results and understanding how to do it safely. More often than not the idea of carrying out the work yourself is to save money but when you factor in the cost of equipment hire, time spent, the risk of injury and loss of wages if so, it makes sense to entrust the task to a professional.

Tree Pruning

People can be quick to jump into tree pruning without a proper understanding of the best pruning practices. You need to be able to identify the right point at which to cut the branch in order to not harm the rest of the tree. Knowing how to lower the branch is crucial to everyone’s safety, including your property. If the tree pruning is not targeting a specific branch, understanding how to properly open the canopy so that sunlight can reach the lower branches will promote healthy growth for years to come.

Stump Grinding

Removing a stump can seem like a simple process but without the right equipment it can be a real struggle. The stump is made of extremely tough wood which means you need a stump grinder to get the job done. This is a serious piece of equipment that demands experience and understanding in order to operate it safely. Depending on the species of tree you may also need to remove the root structure in order to prevent feeder roots from causing damage. Save yourself the time, effort and frustration by leaving the stump for a professional.

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Tree Work Near Power Lines

While we feel like this is basic common sense, it’s still worth mentioning that any work that takes place near a power line should be left to a professional. If you are concerned about a branch growing too close to a power line, the best course of action is to call a qualified arborist. A professional can quickly assess the best course of action whether it be removing a limb or bringing the whole tree down. Even if the branch is growing along the lines, remember that branches can move a considerable amount during high winds, meaning the utmost care should be taken around them.

Removing Dead / Diseased Branches

Removing a dead branch can be simple enough but it is strongly recommended more investigation be carried out. If the branch has died due to disease it needs to be diagnosed and further work carried out in order to curb the spread and save the rest of the tree. Depending on the pest or disease present, the removal of the tree might be the best course of action. An experienced arborist will possess an in depth understanding of the tree species and be able to provide invaluable advice on how to best deal with the situation at hand.

tree work best left to professionals

Transplanting Trees

Sometimes a tree gets in the way of your plans and needs to be removed. When you think about how long it can take for a tree to grow, having it moved instead of brought down might be a good idea. Engaging a professional to carry out transplanting is a must, the tree will be extremely heavy and require heavy equipment to move it. You also need to understand if the species will take to transplanting and what spot in your yard is the best place to move it to. There is little point moving the tree if you do not know how to give it the best chance to thrive.

Planting New Trees

Planting a tree is somewhat of a commitment and we recommend getting the right advice before breaking ground. The last thing you want is to have to remove the tree after a few years due poor planning. An experienced arborist will cover all the bases, considering every aspect including soil quality, location in relation to power and property lines, amount of light and the expected size of the canopy when fully grown. Once we have your tree planted we can also offer advice on how to best care for it as it grows.

tree work best left to professionals

You Don’t Need To Risk Injury Or Damage To Your Property

Hiring an affordable, professional arborist service such as O’Brien’s Tree Care to carry out the above tasks is the most sensible option. When you compare the risks and costs involved in doing this work yourself with our great rates and the decision becomes easy. Our decades in the industry means we have a wealth of experience and this means you get the best results possible. We offer obligation free quotes and can carry out on site assessments which means you have nothing to lose by playing it safe.

If you want to know more about our tree services, please get in touch with us on 0431 740 088 or contact us online. We are a full service arborist offering tree removal, tree pruning, stump grinding and landscaping. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible to our valued clients and look forward to working with you.