TREE REMOVAL: A JOB FOR SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED ARBORIST

A producer of oxygen and stored carbon dioxide are the two main functions of a tree and there are some more few. Even if a tree is an essential part of the environment, trees also gets weak and sometimes also gets a certain disease which can lead to decays.  

Tree removal is a very complicated and dangerous process. If you are not a professional and is not skilled in doing tree removal, better seek help from those trained to do such job. People without background and proper knowledge of tree removal who still insists of doing this hazardous process, results to injuries by falling limbs, an error in the equipment and tools used and sometimes even the tree causes injuries..   A person who does tree removal jobs, or popularly known as arborists, must have an in depth knowledge of biology, physics of a tree, appropriate tools used for the process, and exceptional cutting techniques.

 As mentioned above, there are possible risks in tree removal.  The first risk involves power lines.  If the tree subjected for tree removal is near power or utility lines, you must be careful of live wires. The danger here is when your tools or even you hit the lines, your neighborhood would have no electricity. But if you are unfortunate, the real risk here is being electrocuted.  And even with the weather-proofing black material covers the power lines, there is still a big chance of getting electrocuted.  The second risk is the use of improper equipment.  A professional tree remover has a specific gear to protect them from head to toe, from the possible injuries and fatality that can happen during the tree removal process. A professional and skilled tree remover are trained in using the tools needed for the process.

These tools include chain saws, cranes, ropes and wood cutters. These tools are used to be able to have a safe and successful tree removing process.   A decaying wood is also considered a risk factor during the tree removal process. A tree that is dying are said to be decaying in its interior and exterior parts, given this, it is therefore unstable and lacks support.  If you think your tree is dying or decaying, it is the best time to call a professional to remove it. Do not wait for it to collapse and create damages to your neighborhood. Only professional tree removers can remove decayed trees, for the process involves the knowledge of advanced tree biology, which is needed in removing trees. Lastly, gravity is also considered a risk factor. Because of gravity, when the tree falls, you do not have any idea on where it will land. Again, professional tree removers were trained to do sound judgement on a tree, so it will not fall on people, homes and utility lines.

COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID IN TREE PRUNING

Tree pruning is an essential process of tree service. Trees form an essential part of the environment. This makes it important to take good care of trees. Mistakes in the pruning process not only makes your tree look horrible but it also causes damages. Sometimes the damages kill your tree. Some damages will render your tree unproductive. This is the main reason why no one should attempt to prune trees if they have no experience. There are mistakes which are commonly done. These mistakes sometimes may seem as the best way to trim your trees. These mistakes should be avoided at all cost. The following are the top common mistakes that are repeatedly committed when pruning trees.

  • Topping the Tree

The topping is a very common and harmful tree pruning practice. This is done mostly by inexperienced tree pruning companies or individuals. This is a type of pruning that is characterized by removing the main branches or cutting the top of the tree. No one can ever give a reason why this practice is so common. Topping leads to tree stress, disease, and insect infestation. The tree also starts decaying from the point at which the tree is cut. Most people use this a way to prevent the tree from overgrowing. Other methods should be used instead of topping pruning. Topping brings more harm than the good it does.

  • Pruning at the Wrong Time

Pruning trees do not only require the art and skills but also a perfect timing. A proper timing is as good as skillful pruning. There are trees that should only be treated in a particular season of the year for them to stay productive the whole of the year. Therefore, before pruning ensure you prune at the right time. If they are a flower or fruit tree you should only prune them a season before their budding season. The reason for the tree pruning should also dictate the best time to prune your trees. Key determinants of the time of pruning are the type of tree, season, climatic condition, size of the tree, location and the purpose of running. For the best pruning timing consult from tree service professional who has a wide experience in this function.

  • Over Pruning

This is a common mistake especially done by people with less experience in tree pruning. It’s the pruning where much of the tree is removed at the same time. According to the tree experts, it said that pruning should only be done for 15% up to 20% of the tree at a given time. This should even be lower up to 10%. When you prune too much of the tree you harm it. Its growth becomes stunted. Transfer of food, nutrients, and water are also affected.

The overall production and the performance of the tree are affected by this excessive pruning. When you over prune you open many wounds on the tree. This, in turn, leads to spread of sunscalds and diseases. The impact of over-pruning can be felt on the tree for a very long period of time.