The Skill of an Arborist - Tree Removals

The Skill of an Arborist - Tree Removals

What is an Arborist?

Arborists are commonly mistaken for either ‘foresters’ or ‘loggers’ as their professions share much in common, however in truth, the Arborist’s primary focus is on the health and safety of the individual plants and trees. They are trained and knowledge about the varying methods of caring for different types of trees and are the best people equipped to deal with the proper care required in tree maintenance. Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests.

Tree Removal

There are some cases in which simply pruning and trying to manage a tree’s growth is no longer effective, this can be due to many things such as storm damage, pest and disease activity, or growth abnormalities. The tree itself can become too much of a liability and security has to come first. It is in these cases where the last resort, removing the tree, becomes a serious consideration. An Arborist has the necessary skill and equipment to manage such an operation efficiently and safely.

There are certain conditions in which removing the tree is considered the best course of action, these being when the tree is:

  • Dying or already Dead
  • Irreparable and Hazardous
  • Causing harm to other trees
  • Located in an area where new construction requires removal
  • Causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning
  • To be replaced by a more suitable specimen

If you think you need a tree removed, please contact a Tree Felling specialist in your area.

Tree Lopping

There are ways to save a tree that had been damaged by a disaster, like lightning. Instead of simply removing it, Tree Lopping becomes an alternative option. Tree lopping is the process of trimming various sections of a tree. This may simply mean clearing away the damaged limbs and branches, or even going so far as to shorten the trunk as well. While shortening the trunk is a rather extreme method, it can prove beneficial for damaged trees; removing the damaged section that is no longer living allows the remainder of the tree to thrive. This is also done simply to limit the height of the tree to prevent it causing future damage.
It is advisable to consult with an Arborist on this issue if you are seriously considering taking it. There are two different schools of thought when it comes to the practice of lopping, while some people consider the process as beneficial, others are disinclined to believe that and try to avoid the practice altogether.

Stump Grinding

There is no ‘easy way’ to get rid of a stump; you could spend a whole day trying to dig it out with little to no success. While certain tree removal companies will take the tree stump with them once the work is done, you’ll often find other companies that charge extra to remove it. From here, there’s one of two options: First, you could fork out the extra cash for them to take care of it, or Second, you could rent a Stump Grinder and do it yourself. Some home owners may prefer the latter method best.

Tree Services

Finding a skilled Arborist is not as hard as you think, all it really takes is a click of a button. You’ll find most Arborists are more than willing to help you find the best way to take care of your tree, and if you’re in fear that your tree may be required to be removed, they might be able to help you find a way to save it instead.
They can also help you through the intricate legal loopholes when it comes to dealing with trees and local councils. It can be quite surprising to discover that a tree that is considered a pest in Brisbane might actually be alternatively considered endangered in Melbourne.

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