It is important that any landscaper who also performs tree service must have the proper credentials. A true arborist will respect the importance of every tree’s existence. Preserving trees for future generations is critical. Arborists who respect trees will not destroy them if there is a possibility of saving them.
Of course, there are times when they have no choice but removal. They must remove diseased or storm-damaged trees.
How Do I Choose a Reputable Tree Care Provider?
First, you must determine if the company has a certified arborist on staff. This is a sign that the company respects trees. And, there is someone on site who knows how to care for them properly. The arborist can determine the appropriate standard of care when there is an issue with a tree. They have the background to evaluate the best course of action for both the homeowner and the tree.
Secondly, be sure that the company is serious about keeping current with tree service safety and educational components. They should belong to the TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association). This membership allows the arborist to take advantage of educational courses. Members also pledge to uphold the latest standards of tree care practice.
Third, the arborist must oversee the actual tree care plan to ensure the implementation of company standards. One should immediately disregard any service that advises tree “topping.” That practice causes many long-term problems for the following reasons:
- By removing the whole top of a tree, smaller branches cannot survive and propagate.
- The tree eventually decays and limbs begin to break off.
- There is a reduced amount of wildlife habitat available.
- Immediately, the tree no longer produces the shade that has many advantages to the property below. A lack of shade means that the tree no longer reduces the temperature of asphalt parking lots or recreational areas.
- Decaying trees become weak and lead to flooding problems during storms.
Finally, you need a landscaping company that has years of experience in handling what can be a large project. When an old tree requires removal, they must utilize the best equipment and current safety practices.
Legacy Landscapes & Tree Service Fills the Bill!
When a company states that trees are “Growing Living Legends,” you know that they care!
Legacy serves the greater Winston-Salem area in North Carolina. We offer the following tree care services:
- Trimming, thinning and pruning
- Storm damage and clean-up
- Undergrowth removal
- Stump grinding
There is a certified arborist on staff and we belong to the TCIA. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust us with your trees and all of your landscape needs. We service both residential and commercial clients with lawn and property maintenance. By offering hardscape and landscape installations, plugging, seeding, fertilization, etc., we are a full-service landscaping service.
Call us today at 336.413.3048 for a free estimate.