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  • Writer's pictureRussell Fey

Reasons To Hire An Arborist

Sunlight coming through tree

Lovely, lush landscapes are something that every homeowner yearns to create when obtaining a first home. Many of us are woefully underprepared regarding all of the responsibilities that go along with homeownership. Everything from plumbing to yardwork maintenance to electrical and beyond must be regularly maintained to ensure that your home is not only safe, but a comfortable place to live.

Isn’t my landscape self-perpetuating?

Unless you placed those plants yourself, it’s not likely that you know whether your landscape plants and trees are low maintenance. Cutting back grass and shrubs is one thing, but pruning and maintaining huge trees on your property is a significant responsibility, and one that should not necessarily be attempted by you alone.

It becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as a tree grows if you don’t have the proper tools and equipment to treat and repair issues. An arborist is a trained tree professional who is well-versed in all aspects of planting, pruning, maintenance, and repair of both healthy and diseased trees. An arborist’s job is potentially dangerous, and your attempts to perform this challenging work also put you at risk of injury. Before attempting to treat and prune your own trees, consider why hiring an arborist would be a smart, financially sound move when maintaining your home:

  1. An arborist is specially trained to provide tree services. Proper tree care can yield substantial returns for you and your property. Employing the services of a qualified arborist will help maintain your trees efficiently and save you money in the long run. Removing dead and diseased trees is a dangerous process, yet there may be no need to perform this work if an arborist can improve and maintain the health of your trees.

  2. Safety is always top priority when performing tree work. Risks of falling, breaking bones, and electrocution are real when undertaking the work yourself. Just say “no” to your neighbor’s chainsaw/ladder combination and call a trained arborist to get the job done. You’ll avoid injury and accidents.

  3. An arborist can help you increase property value. Well-maintained trees give the appearance of a house that is also in order. Curb appeal is vitally important when it comes to selling your home and adding value to your property, and an arborist can help maintain your trees and keep them looking beautiful all year round.

  4. An arborist can detect disease or infestation in the early stages of progression. Trees can fall victim to diseases and infestations that will impact their future health. While these issues start small, the damage they can do over time is costly and significant. An arborist is trained to detect issues of disease and infestation; they can diagnose and offer treatment suggestions for you that will help restore your trees to their former glory before it’s too late.

  5. An arborist has the right equipment. A simple twelve-foot ladder will not do when it comes to cutting back the crown or removing upper limbs that are precariously hanging from the trunk. Companies that specialize in tree care have specialized equipment that can perform this work safely and efficiently. Hiring an arborist gives you extra peace of mind that your work will be performed safely and without incident.

  6. An arborist can help you avoid costly mistakes. Quite often, do-it-yourself jobs end up costing you more time and money, thanks to silly mistakes you may make. Tree work can end up costing you your health as well if you succumb to injury. Hire that tree care professional to do the dirty work for you; they are well-versed in the potential pitfalls that may arise with pruning, maintenance, and removal. They will use proper equipment and proper care techniques to get the job done right.

Sarasota Tree Service: We’ll help you get the job done right!

The Sarasota Tree Service team is passionate about landscaping and tree care; with nearly 40 years of planting, pruning, tree care, and landscape design services, we maintain a commitment to our customers to provide the absolute best for you and your home. Contact us today for a no-obligation quote on services that will make your home and property sparkle! Visit for more information.

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