Your trees are such a valuable part of your property. They not only provide aesthetic beauty but also a variety of functional purposes such as wind obstruction and shade. Knowing all this, you want them to be cared for and maintained properly. After all, they would be costly and difficult to replace—particularly if you have mature trees on site.

But all that being said, do you really need a tree professional? Aren’t most trees self-sustaining? And can’t most landscape companies handle tree care?

Unfortunately, these questions are all rooted in myth. In order to receive the best care for your trees, you really do need a tree care professional. Contrary to popular belief, trees in suburban landscapes are not self-sustaining and they do require extra care and help to survive. You have to remember that many trees have been moved far from their original woodland site where the necessary nutrients were readily available.

In terms of landscaping companies handling tree services, the truth is, many landscape companies do not delve significantly far into professional tree services as they can be complicated and quite different from caring for turfgrass. But we’ll explain why hiring a true tree care professional is important when it comes to protecting the value of your property as well as what to look for in a company.

A Company that Offers Extensive Service Offerings

The most important reason to hire a tree care professional is to promote the health and longevity of your tree. This is best done with an extensive array of services.

At Alexander’s Landscape Maintenance we are unique in that in addition to our landscape services we do offer extensive tree care services including tree trimming, tree removal, and stump removal. Each of these is important and can’t be performed by just anyone.

A Company that Employs Certified Arborists

Another thing to look for in a professional tree care service is a company that hires Certified Arborists. A Certified Arborist has been certified by a professional organization like the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This implies a certain level of competency. It demonstrates that the individual has been well-trained and is qualified for the work. This should instill confidence.

Avoiding DIY Dangers

Finally, it’s also worth noting that a lot of property managers do consider tackling their tree work on their own and this can be risky. Another reason to hire a tree professional is to avoid the dangers of a DIY approach.

The fact is, tree work is actually one of the most dangerous Green Industry jobs out there—and it should absolutely be left to a highly trained pro. Any time that you’re getting into dealing with potentially weak branches (which could fall on you or a structure) or having to climb a ladder, you are facing potential risks.

Instead, leave these tasks to a professional so that you can be sure they’re performed properly. Along with that, they will also be able to tell you any ongoing maintenance tasks that will help keep your trees in good health for the long-term. After all, you deserve to be able to reap the benefits of your trees for years to come.

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