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What is an Arborist?

An arborist, also known as an arboriculturist, is a highly trained tree expert. You may also hear arborist referred to as tree doctor or tree surgeon. In general, arborists offer professional tree services including planting, taking care of, maintaining, and removing trees. Therefore, if you need someone to take care of your trees, you should find an arborist. But, where to find one? No worries. The TPS (Trees Palms and Stump) Lopping company has highly experienced arborists and offers its services anywhere in Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, and Gold Coast.

So, now that you know where to find an arborist to take care of your trees, let’s see what the arborist’s scope of work is.

  1. Tree Consultation

Why consult an arborist? – Namely, if you want to plant a tree an arborist can recommend you what’s the perfect tree for your yard. Moreover, arborists may diagnose tree diseases or pests and then, advice you how to treat this tree. Also, arborists can check and determine whether your tree is in a hazardous position. In other words, an arborist will give you a detailed report on the condition of your trees.

  1. Tree Planting and Transplanting

You definitely shouldn’t plant your trees on your own since roots need a healthy start. Hence, an arborist will give you recommendations on which trees, bushes or shrubs to plant, based on your location, your property and house position. Then, the tree surgeon can use the adequate techniques and equipment to ensure a healthy root.

Furthermore, if your tree has to be transplanted, the arborist will do that work too and make sure that the root system can flourish and that the tree doesn’t die after it’s been transplanted. And, the tree surgeon may also do some soil testing and, if necessary, fertilize the soil.

  1. Tree Removal

Tree removal, or tree felling, is a really complex procedure and sometimes expensive, depending on whether the tree is small or tall. Arborists can remove even very tall trees without doing any damage. Such trees are very dangerous and difficult to be removed. Luckily, the arborists’ expertise will ensure that your fences, houses, garages, sheds, or any other structures stay intact. But, how do they manage to do this? Usually, they climb a tree and remove the limbs first, and then the trunk from the top down.

  1. Stump and Root Removal

First of all, you need to know that these are actually two different processes. For removing a stump, the tree surgeon uses a stump grinder and removes the stump below the surface, thus allowing soil placement in the cavity. Stump grinding also allows for plants or a lawn to replace the tree.

On the other hand, root removal is a bit more complex and expensive than stump removal since it requires some extra work including digging and cutting. This process is needed when you want to make sure that the tree won’t regenerate from its roots. In addition, an arborist can also manage roots to prevent them from damaging sewerage pipes or a foundation.

  1. Tree Pruning and Surgery

Dead branches eventually fall which puts people and property in danger. Also, diseased branches pose a danger to the tree because they can spread the disease and kill the tree. Therefore, such branches need to be removed and an arborist can also do this work. This tree expert knows exactly how to prune or remove branches without doing any damage to the tree. However, tree pruning may also be needed if you want to allow more daylight into your house or on lawns.

Final Thoughts

Taking care of trees shouldn’t be a DIY job. Therefore, if you want your property to have nice and healthy trees, you should for sure seek for professional tree service. Plus, you should make sure that the arborist you hire is an experienced one who takes all of the safety measures needed. So, choose an arborist who is insured, qualified, well-established, and highly professional. And, in order to find such, refer to TPS Tree Lopping Company.