Why you Should Hire a Certified Arborist in Adelaide
Published 12 December 2019
If you own a property with large trees on it, sooner or later you are going to need the assistance of a tree expert to carry out pruning or removal.
You can just hire a local Adelaide gardener to do the job, but they are not horticulturalists, nor have they been trained in the proper care of trees.
Hiring a certified arborist for the job has huge benefits for you and your tree.
Let’s have a look at some of them now.
1. They are trained in tree care
Certified arborists in Adelaide have done a minimum of 3 years of training in Arboriculture to prepare them with all the skills necessary to prune and remove large trees in tight spaces.
They use a combination of skilled climbers and heavy equipment to get the job done in the safest way possible.
You will never see an arborist using a ladder to prune a tree as they are not safe, you need two hands on the chainsaw when cutting which means you are not holding onto the ladder. Even small falls can have dire consequences.
2. Certified arborists can work safely
Australian safety standards are some of the highest in the world when it comes to working on a job site. Arborists are trained in the use of deadly equipment such as chainsaws, they have the correct clothing such as chainsaw proof pants and know how to handle harmful chemicals such as patrols and oils.
Ignoring any safety standards when dealing with trees in Adelaide can result in permanent injury or even death, so going with anything except a certified arborist is a bit of a gamble.
3. They are insured in case of an accident
Qualified arborists carry to types of insurance, the first one is Public Liability Insurance which would be covered by a local Adelaide insurance firm or possibly a national company. This covers you and your property in the unlikely case the arborist were to have an accident when pruning or removing your tree. If your property is damaged, their nominated insurance company will cover you.
The second type is the workers’ compensation insurance. The last thing you want to do is invite tradesmen onto your property who are not insured. If they were to have an accident and injure themselves, you could be leaving yourself wide open to litigation. It is advisable to check to make sure the service you hire is covered with both of the above types of insurance before engaging their services.
4. They have the right tools for the job
Tree surgeons like real surgeons need the right tool for the right job. A lot of the time that is not just the cutting implement like a chainsaw, but also lowering ropes, friction drums, and experienced staff on the ground to assist in the smooth execution of the job.
Tools are not always physical but come in the form of years of experience to draw upon when needed in certain situations. Every tree is different and there are many reasons for needing to prune or remove your tree in Adelaide, but the tactics used remain the same for each job.
5. Your trees will benefit
When pruning trees, it is mandatory that the correct pruning techniques are used so the tree has the best chance of healing the wound and flourishing as a result.
When poor pruning techniques are implemented, the tree is unable to heal the wound left by the gardener. This will result in an open wound for pests and disease to enter the tree and cause further damage.
The bark on a tree is like the skin on our body, without it all manner of germs would be able to directly enter our body and we would have no defense against them.
Trees use this thick layer of tough bark as well as a sap to protect themselves from the outside world. Special care needs to be taken to make sure this is preserved as much as possible and the healing time is reduced by implementing collar cuts on all branch removals.
It is going to be far cheaper to get a gardener in to prune or remove your tree in Adelaide, no doubt about it, but at what cost? I have seen and heard some shocking tree pruning jobs when trees are hacked beyond repair. I have also seen unqualified locals attempt to remove a large tree resulting in the tree falling on the house and the trusted gardeners disappearing into the sunset.
When you opt to go with a certified arborist in Adelaide, you are going for peace of mind knowing that the tree is in the best possible hands and the job is going to be of the highest quality.
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