Ignoring Tree Care Can Be Costly
Keep Your Property Beautiful
Tree trimming and landscaping maintenance is an issue every homeowner must face at some point. Many people choose their home partially based on the surrounding land and tree scape. With this comes the responsibility of caring for trees and vegetation on the property. Damaged, rotten or fallen limbs can occur quickly in the event of a storm, or over time based on tree care, environment conditions and age. To be prepared and ensure the beauty and health of one’s property, homeowners need to understand why they may need the service of a professional arborist – and – what a responsible, licensed and expert tree service can do provide.
Ignorance is Bliss? Not!
Ignoring or putting-off tree care is never a good idea. For one, doing so can put your property and personal health in jeopardy. This isn’t to scare homeowners into using a tree removal specialist, it simply a matter of fact and common-sense. If a tree or tree limb falls onto the home, a whole myriad of safety and financial problems can arise. Without proper attention, like services from a tree professional, limbs, branches and the tree itself will become weak, even to the point of falling and causing tremendous damage. Having a licensed, professional tree service expert estimate and service trees on your property is an important step to avoid such potentially damaging situations.
It’s a Jungle Out There!
A second area of concern for most homeowners is overgrowth of existing tree surgeon and landscaping. Oftentimes, it is the beauty of a property that attracts us to buy. However, we learn quickly, maintaining this beauty is time-consuming, requires expensive equipment and itself can be dangerous. Add this to potential problems of a tree infringement on a neighbor’s property, power line damage or root damage of water and sewer lines, even the home’s foundation, and an owner’s costs skyrocket. Hiring a licensed, bonded arborist to assess, advise and correct overgrowth problems will solve such financial dilemmas – or – alleviate uncomfortable situations with neighbors or neighborhood associations.
Understanding Your Homeowner’s Policy
Nature, or what insurance companies call “acts of God” occur to damage or weaken trees and limbs, causing immediate concern. Lightning, wind, even heavy rains can make a perfectly healthy tree a liability. In some cases, clearing damaged trees and shrubs can take days or weeks, depending on the extent of damage. Check your homeowner’s coverage in such cases, as hiring a tree damage specialist may be allowed or required by your insurance. To speed clean-up and ensure all remaining or hidden damage is known, hiring an arborist can also bring property owner’s peace of mind.
DIY Doesn’t Always Mean Saving Money!
Everyone is capable of performing basic tree, shrub and landscaping maintenance themselves. Taking down low unsightly limbs, pruning decorative bushes or picking up small to medium-sized tree branches is generally very safe and recommended for any homeowner for a property’s upkeep. However, bigger jobs as described in this article are typically best performed by an expert in tree removal, landscaping and clean up.
Working with Tree Professionals
As with any skilled service, tree trimming companies are experienced and well-trained at cutting damaged or overgrown limbs, trees and vegetation. Their skill at ensuring a safe tree removal is most notably seen in directly the cut tree away from existing property, structure or other trees and landscaping. Also, when trimming trees, a skilled arborist brings years of knowledge of where to trim in order to enhance the health of the tree, and most important, to not “shock” the tree, causing even more unseen damage.
If you have more than basic tree, shrub or landscaping duties on your property and are ready to hire a professional tree service, it is critical to hire an individual or company that is fully insured. If your property is accidentally damaged during a tree, limb, stump or shrub removal, you and your property are fully covered for repairs. For do-it-yourselfers, such damage can result in homeowner’s insurance issues, often requiring your to pay out-of-pocket for damages – or worse – a potential cancellation of your homeowner’s policy. Hiring a licensed, bonded expert tree trimming service guarantees you don’t have to worry.
A local tree service or highly trained arborist can help with any project. And, when you’re faced with larger, potentially dangerous tree damage problems, a professional tree service is the smartest, safest decision for any homeowner. Furthermore, most reputable tree trimming and arborist services are fairly priced – and – always cheaper than the alternatives of property damage or personal injury.