Arborists are highly trained professionals who specialize in tree care. While landscapers and tree trimmers may provide services for trees too, they shouldn’t be confused with Certified Arborists, who have extensive training and knowledge in arboriculture and must pass a rigorous examination in order to receive certification. Arborists perform many different services to make our communities healthier and more beautiful.
One of the most important services offered by Certified Arborists is caring for the health of trees. This is our focus at Rick’s Plant Health Care. Tree care includes regular inspections to ensure that the trees on a property are healthy. It also includes preventive care to help trees grow healthy and strong, as well as treatments for pests and disease. This is why arborists are often known as tree doctors!
Arborists are trained to identify the subtle signs of disease and ill health in trees. Anyone can look at a tree with a canopy full of dead leaves and branches and know that something is wrong. An arborist can diagnose the problem before it gets to that point, or provide the regular tree care needed to prevent the problem altogether.
At Rick’s Plant Health Care, our tree and shrub care services include:
- Residential inspections
- Deep root feeding
- Growth regulations
- Spotted Lanternfly treatment
- Emerald Ash Borer treatment
- Soil injections
- Trunk injections
Tree Trimming and Removal
Some arborists also provide tree pruning and removal services. When it comes to tree trimming, it’s critical that you hire a knowledgeable expert. Simply cutting branches at random or lopping off the top of a tree can have devastating effects on its health. An arborist will strategically remove branches and limbs to optimize the health of a tree.
Even tree removal is best managed by arborists. Some trees are more difficult to remove than others. Ash trees, for example, can become brittle once they’ve died and hazardous to remove. Arborists understand this and have strategies to mitigate any risk of property damage and injury.
When you’re considering planting new trees on your property, call an arborist who specializes in tree planting. Arborists have a keen understanding of the tree species that are appropriate not only for your region, but also specific areas of your property based on their exposure to wind and sun. They know how large a tree will get and choose its location accordingly.
Arborists can also match you with the right trees for your needs and lifestyle, whether you’re an experienced gardener who’s always up for a challenge, or you prefer trees with minimal maintenance.
When it’s time to plant your new trees, arborists have the skill and knowledge to ensure that it’s done right—it’s not just a matter of digging a hole in the ground and dropping in the tree! They’ll set you up with all the knowledge you need to care for your new trees as they become established on your property.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Certified Arborist
Contact Rick’s Plant Health Care today to schedule a consultation with our Certified Arborist and find out how we can optimize the health of the trees on your property.