Trees as beautiful as they are can be a health hazard if left unchecked. Whether they grow diseased and pestiferous and pose a threat to the other plant life in your garden, or they grow wild and lurch too close to the powerlines neighbouring your home; they can do serious damage if left to their own devices.
This is why it is so important for you to care properly for the trees on your property. You are responsible for keeping them safe and healthy, so that they do not pose a threat to anyone else.
For example, let’s say you have a few friends over for a BBQ and they bring their children. You might think it is safe enough for them to climb the trees on your property, but how confident are you that there aren’t any dead branches? What if there is a dead branch could snap off under them and cause a terrible accident?
This is why you should first, hire an arborist to be safe. You may not even need to have any work done, but the simple act of having an inspection can save you an awful lot of trouble in the long run.
Keep Your Trees Happy & Healthy
When was the last time you had your trees pruned on your property? If the answer is never, then now is the time to have it sorted out. Tree pruning is an essential arborist activity that can not only make the trees on your property look more aesthetically pleasing, but it can help promote strong future growth as well.
The simple act of cutting away the dead and dying branches and leaving from for the healthy parts of the tree to flourish can have a huge positive impact on the tree itself.
Keep the Council off Your Back
An unruly tree that leans over your property and into public areas can be dangerous. Thus, if you’d like to avoid all of the nonsense that comes with your tree damaging others’ property or injuring someone, then we’d advise you have an arborist come and check the trees and trim them back.
The same applies to unruly branches that approach your powerlines. If they get too close, you could inadvertently end up causing a blackout on your street. Again, yet another headache that you do not want to be dealing with.
In addition to that, be mindful of how close a tree is branching toward your house. A heavy branch too close to your window could cause a breakage during heavy wind or a storm. Or even still, an annoying rapping at your windows. That, and it’s the perfect access spot for rats and other rodents—across a branch and through an open window.
These are just a handful of the safety benefits that come from hiring a certified arborist. Be careful with who you run with as well. Don’t just hire anyone to help you, ensure that they have the correct certification and insurance before making any commitments.