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Naples Arborists Explain Their Job and Purpose in Today’s World.

When Do You Need an Arborist?

The word “arboriculture” sounds like a science, and in some ways, it is. Arboriculture is the management and study of trees, shrubs, and other perennial wooded plants. It is also the field that arborists work in.

Tree care is often undergone by property owners. But, there comes a time in every wooded plant’s life when it will need a visit from the local arborist. Illness, extensive damage, and removal of trees and shrubs should be handled by a professional arborist.

What is an Arborist?

Think of arborists as the surgeons, hairdressers, and health coaches for your wooded plants. They also fill the roles of “scientist” and “mortician” for trees. Sound like a lot of work? It can be, but professional arborists and tree care companies are trained to handle it.

Arborists generally focus on caring for local trees and plants as opposed to forests, and within that sphere, they emphasize the health and safety of plants as their primary functions. It’s an arborist’s job to ensure that the trees and shrubs under their care remain healthy and if they become dangerous, that the plant life is safely removed in compliance with local ordinances.

What Do Arborists Do?

The snipping and maintaining of a tree is perhaps the best-known role of an arborist, but it is not all they do. Arborists, in short, take care of every aspect of wooded plant life. Their roles as health manager and surgeon might have them recommending a fertilizer or tree trimming after a thorough tree assessment. They may be called in to remove illness or fungus from a tree or be asked to take care of pests that are harming the local plant life. Arborists are frequently brought in to maintain the integrity of a tree’s structure through pruning or limb removal.

Arborists vs. Landscapers

Landscapers and arborists are frequently mistaken for the same career. They are, in fact, very different jobs.

Landscapers are usually called in to beautify a lawn. Their job is to install grass, mulch, and irrigation to maintain the lawn of a home. In some ways, their role is similar to an artist, with much of their work including creating garden beds, flower beds, fountain beds, and even walls (called hardscapes) to create a beautiful lawn. Much of their work also includes maintaining the flowers, mulch, and lawn of their creations throughout the year.

Arborists, on the other hand, focus on maintaining the health and integrity of wooded plants. Their role is to keep trees and shrubs well-kept and structurally sound for their entire lifetime. An arborist cares for trees from tree planting to tree removal, essentially caring for the tree at every stage of its life.

Why Hire an Arborist?

An arborist or professional tree service company is dedicated to tree care and safety. They should be called any time you are unsure of how to care for a tree or are concerned about tree safety.

Any time a tree or shrub needs large-scale pruning or trimming, call an arborist. Excessive pruning or trimming can seriously harm and even kill a wooded plant.

When removing a tree is needed, call an arborist. Tree removal typically requires permits and comes with plenty of risks. Trees can easily come in contact with pipelines and electrical powerlines, and professional arborists are licensed and trained to work around these obstacles.

If you want to plant a tree, give an arborist a call. Trees can easily be planted in the wrong location by amateurs, resulting in risks to pipes, foundation, and structural damages, and even cause the planter to be in violation of county and local ordinances if planted on or near gas or powerlines.

Arborists can do more than trim and prune a tree. They can identify tree and shrub-related illnesses and pests (and fix the problem), cut down and remove trees, and plant new trees for your landscape. Trees and shrubs need an annual checkup, just like humans do.

About  Any Town Tree

The team at Any Town Tree is never stumped by tree-related troubles. Their licensed and insured technicians have the experience and training to handle the rigors of arboreal work. Climbing tall trees and digging deep holes aren’t an issue for the team at Any Town Tree. You can trust them to take care of your tree needs safely and effectively. Give Any Town Tree a call today to schedule your next tree-care appointment.