In our busy society, people are always looking for new ways to save time or make things more efficient, whether at home, in the workplace or in their personal lives. This is also true of many residential homeowners that allow basic landscapers to also handle their tree trimming projects for the sole purpose of saving time. Although this might seem like a smart idea, the reality is that basic landscapers that perform tree trimming can significantly harm your tree’s health, beauty and value. Instead, tree trimming is always best left to experienced, safety-oriented, and knowledgeable Certified Arborists.
When you choose to have Certified Arborists care for your trees instead of basic landscapers, you gain several key benefits. The biggest gain from entrusting your trees to Certified Arborists is their expansive wealth of information regarding tree biology, growth patterns, native and exotic tree species to our area, proper planting and trimming techniques and correct nutrient and soil levels for optimal growth. Certified Arborists will ensure your trees thrive and provide years of shade, beauty and enjoyment for your residential property, while also minimizing the risk of invasive insects and tree diseases. Basic landscapers know very little about the biology and long-term care of our trees, they often trim too much from the tree or make branch cuts that harm the tree’s defenses, and they do not understand the importance of proper tree maintenance and mulching. Simply put, basic landscapers saw and trim without little regard for the proper shape, cut or health of the tree, putting your tree’s longevity and value at risk. Basic landscapers that trim trees do so quickly, not to save you time but so they can hurry to their next job, leaving your trees vulnerable and weak.
Secondly, Certified Arborists are a smarter choice than basic landscapers for tree trimming because of their in-depth safety procedures. For example, the Certified Arborists of Embark Services utilize industry-leading safety practices for all tree-trimming projects, including using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). By using PPE, Certified Arborists ensure that all tree trimming projects are performed at the highest safety levels, protecting themselves and property owners, as well as surrounding structures and property. Basic landscapers do not have the safety equipment or specialized machinery to cut down large trees or tree branches without creating a serious risk to people or surrounding property. There are hundreds of YouTube videos that can attest to this since basic landscapers regularly cut down heavy branches without the necessary skills to properly tie-off and lower limbs safely to prevent injury or property damage.
Also, basic landscapers have a designated Workers Compensation Code and an extremely low insurance premium rate compared to rates for tree trimmers. When basic landscapers call themselves tree trimmers, this is a misrepresentation of their Workers Comp code and a violation of their Workers Comp insurance policy. Because of the high risk of injury, many insurance carriers prohibit landscapers from even setting foot on a ladder for landscape projects, much less for tree trimming work. Ultimately, homeowners need to ensure their contracted landscapers also have the correct Workers Compensation code and insurance coverage to protect during tree trimming projects. It is vitally important to avoid asking a basic landscaper to perform a tree-trimming project they are not qualified to perform, so separate your tree services and landscape contracts to ensure worker safety and protect tree health.
Finally, Certified Arborists can ensure that your tree trimming is performed in a way that preserves the beauty and value of your residential property. Homeowners can also benefit by increasing their curb appeal and real estate value through well-maintained and properly trimmed trees. Certified Arborists understand the importance of protecting the value of residential real estate investments, so their work is performed with care, efficiency, and safety. Basic landscapers do not factor in the property investment of the homeowner, since their main priority is earning a quick dollar and jumping to the next project. Certified Arborists work to preserve the beauty and health of trees in ways that basic landscapers simply do not have the time, skill, experience or specialized equipment to do.
For your next tree-trimming project, entrust the health, beauty and value of your trees to the experts who will give them proper care and maintenance. Embark Services is pleased to offer Houston-area homeowners a reliable team of Certified Arborists ready to properly trim and care for your trees. Embark Services is a full service tree care company offering a wide range of services including tree trimming, tree planting, cabling and bracing for unstable trees, tree protection during construction, tree removal or stump grinding, and deep root fertilization. Contact Embark Services directly for more information, or go online to request a free consultation with our Certified Arborists today.