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    Why Should You Hire an Arborist?

    If you have trees on your property, you will know only too well the benefits they provide. As well as the obvious aesthetic value they give your property, they also help with combating pollution and ensuring there is good air quality in your neighbourhood, and act as a natural barrier against the elements.

    However, trees are only able to offer these benefits when they are looked after and well maintained. While you can take care of this yourself, especially if your finances are tight, there are many reasons why you should hire an expert arborist in Melbourne to handle this work for you.

    Why? Below we have outlined some of the best reasons for hiring an arborist.

    They Are Fully Trained in Tree Care

    There is more to tree care than lobbing off the odd branch or pruning back dead leaves. The best arborists in Melbourne with proper, industry-recognised qualifications and accreditations, are fully trained in the science and art of tree care. They know all about tree maintenance and tree planting. This obviously includes tree pruning and cutting services, emergency tree removal services, storm damaged tree cutting, storm damage tree cleanup and stump removal, but also means they can diagnose problems and come up with effective solutions.

    They Know How to Work Safely on Trees

    Tree care can be dangerous. Particularly if they are big. Tree bracing and cabling, tree pruning, and storm damage tree removal involves a lot of debris falling and using chainsaws, aerial lifts and climbing harnesses. Arborists have been fully trained and are experienced in carrying out this risky work safely, meaning they can do it without hurting themselves or causing damage to your property or the trees.

    They Have Access to The Right Tools and Equipment

    Although it may seem like a cheaper option to handle tree care work yourself because you don’t need to pay for their labour, you need to understand you are paying for so much more. To carry out tree care and maintenance properly, you need the right equipment and tools. These can be very expensive. Even if you have the money to invest in them though, many are complicated to use. Arborists not only have access to these tools but know how to use them properly and safely to achieve the best results.

    They Can Help Protect the Value of Your Property and Your Investment

    We all know the aesthetic value trees provide a property. However, rather than just offering a little curb appeal, they can increase the value of your property. Keeping this in mind, therefore, adequate tree care should be considered an investment that could give you significant returns further down the line. While on one hand well-maintained and cared for trees are nice too look at and make a property stand out, trees that are not looked after properly are a liability and can be off-putting. Even if you have no intention of selling your home, you never know what’s around the corner and having trees that are in good condition could make all the difference between securing a property sale or not.

    They Offer Emergency Tree Services

    It’s been touched on somewhat throughout this post, but it’s still worth highlighting that it’s not just ongoing tree care and maintenance that arborists offer. When natural disasters occur, such as earthquakes and various kinds of storms, trees are often affected more than most things around our properties. They can cause the limbs of trees or whole trees to fall and cause damage to cars, buildings, other trees and even people.

    Just as arborists can work safely on and around trees when carrying out everyday maintenance like pruning, they know how to safely carry out tree storm damage repair and emergency tree removal services. Trees are obviously extremely heavy, and arborists are trained and experienced in using lifting equipment to move them. Rather than putting yourself or others, as well as the properties in your area at risk, therefore, it is best to rely on the expertise of arborists.

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