The importance of trees is not hidden from anyone. They play a key role in our environment and ecosystem and help reduce pollutants and improve our well-being. Tree pruning and removal can be messy and dangerous. It should not be done by someone who is not trained for the job. A highly skilled operation is required which must be performed by professionals. These professionals should conduct studies in this field and should contribute to improving the health of a tree, enhancing Karlsborg its visual appeal, and also boosting its long-term structural integrity.
However, in your search for an arborist, chances are you will come across tree trimmers. They are not trained and may not have adequate knowledge of pruning and therefore may not be able to make the right decision for your trees. They may also recommend cutting down parts of the tree, which is often sold as a “quick fix” that isn’t right for your trees and creates more problems than it solves. In fact, trees that are cut down randomly develop structural failures and become unsafe.
To ensure that you only hire professional arborists for tree services, you can follow these guidelines:
Qualifications – As in any other profession, an arborist must also have a designated qualification from a recognized institution. For example, if you hire a consultant, make sure they are qualified with a level 5 diploma in horticulture from the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). However, if you want to remove or prune a tree, make sure the arborist you hire is qualified with an AQF level 3 diploma in horticulture.
Check with the Arboricultural Association – Whether you are planning to hire a level 5 arboriculturist or a consultant dealing with tree risk assessment, root damage and tree health, check with the association arboriculture may be a good idea. This association maintains a list of registered consultants who offer competent services and also maintain professional indemnity insurance. In fact, the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which represents foresters and arborists, also maintains a list of consultants who are professional members of ICF. This process can help you hire a reliable professional for your needs.