General Tree Care Questions

Do trees take care of themselves once they’ve established themselves?

This is true for the case of forest trees, but not for landscape trees. Trees growing in cities require intervention from owners so they can stay vibrant and healthy. Trees in a yard tend to grow in every direction because they don’t have to compete with space and nutrients with other trees in the area, unlike in the case of forest trees. They face different elements that can impact their growth, health, and appearance. This is where pruning and trimming come to play. Proper pruning and trimming can significantly improve the condition of your tree.

Can landscapers perform tree care?

While landscapers can perform primary tree care, they do not compare to the expertise of a certified arborist. Arborists can do more than improve the look of your trees, but they can diagnose potential issues that may arise in the future.

What is an arborist?

An arborist is an expert in the field of tree care. A certified arborist has extensive knowledge about everything that concerns trees, including diagnosis, tree care, tree management, etc. Aside from that, he is also experienced in the tree industry, with a minimum of three years practicing his skills as an arborist. Arborists accredited by the ISA should continue to undergo a specialized course in arboriculture practices and techniques.

Do you offer emergency tree service?

We do. You can count on us to provide you with reliable emergency tree service no matter the time of the day. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all your urgent tree needs. Rest assured that we can get to your property in a timely manner.

Do you guarantee satisfaction?

We will not consider the job done until you tell us you are satisfied with our work. You can trust us to deliver professional and quality tree service all the time.

How do I know how healthy trees are?

This is where the importance of a certified arborist comes in. If you are purchasing a new house, it is crucial to have a professional home inspector come to assess the overall condition of the property. You should seek help from a professional arborist to evaluate the health of the trees in the yard. They can tell you whether the tree needs to be removed, which can cost you money. You should determine any potential issues that can help you with your decision making, whether to purchase the house or not.

Tree assessments will not only help in identifying risks but also help improve your property value. Healthy trees can increase the value of your home by a significant 20%.

How can I use my landscape to attract buyers?

According to studies, potential buyers decide whether they will buy the property or not in the first two minutes of seeing it. Your trees and your entire landscape are integral for the impression that your property can leave the potential buyer. Many buyers are easily attracted to homes with blooming trees in it.

When you have well-maintained trees, you have a better chance of selling at a reasonable price. This is why routine tree care is essential not only for the health of your trees but also for increasing the value of your property.

How do I know if there are ordinances in my city about trimming?

Most municipalities have tree ordinances in an attempt to protect trees from wrong trimming practices. They require guidelines and updated arboricultural practices to ensure that trees are well-cared for. You should look for a tree care company that has an in-depth understanding of tree regulations and guidelines to ensure that your trees are in good hands.

Why so much emphasis on tree care?

We couldn’t emphasize more on the importance of tree care, not only for aesthetic reasons but for safety reasons as well. Homeowners can testify that tree care does a lot in terms of keeping their yard pleasing and far from any hazardous situations. Well-maintained trees are free from dead, diseased, or decayed branches and limbs that can fall at an unexpected time and cause terrible damage to property or injury to anyone passing by.

Unmaintained trees do not only look unkempt but also pose a potential threat if the compromised branches are not eliminated. Overgrown trees are also a problem for many homeowners, especially if the limbs grow too close to a power line. It can cause a power outage or ignite a fire. Structurally unsound trees can be vulnerable to inclement weather and get uprooted. These scenarios can be prevented by proper tree care, including pruning and trimming. You can ensure your family and property’s safety when you invest in proper tree care.

Why should I choose an accredited company?

Hiring an accredited tree care company will give you peace of mind that your trees are in good hands. They know how to properly care for your tree and entire landscape because they are experienced, skilled, and professional. Aside from employing highly-qualified staff who are knowledgeable in tree biology and the right practices in keeping trees in top condition, accredited companies invest in state-of-the-art equipment. These companies can diagnose disease and pest infestation and provide expert recommendations on their proper treatment. Specific symptoms of infections may not be easy to identify for a typical homeowner, but it is easy for an accredited tree care company.

What is the TCIA accreditation?

The Tree Care Industry Association grants this accreditation. TCIA is the authority when it comes to tree care and is also the oldest association about tree management. The accreditation program set by the TCIA is anchored on three critical foundations: consumer confidence, ethics, and quality.

The TCIA has been creating programs and standards for best practices that can help tree companies achieve the highest level of service to their customers. The Accreditation program is not a prerequisite for tree care companies, that is why you can be assured that a company that has this accreditation is serious about proper tree care and has a high standard when it comes to keeping trees healthy and beautiful.