Tree Care and the health of a tree.
One of the primary tenets of tree cutting “should” be the trees characteristics. More importantly what the tree looks like when pruning is complete and how the tree will grow in the future. Indiscriminately cutting off the crown only destroy the tree natural ability to provide aesthetically beauty to the property. Tree Care is far more than cutting off the foliage.
A Certified Arborist understands the overall dynamic of the natural environment and how that translates into our urban forest. Taking into account soil structure and pest problems and how it affect the trees health. Certified Arborist will observe common nutrient or pest problems when arriving on site, quite often the homeowner is oblivious to this fact. Trees being the most prominent part of any landscape. It is important to know the type of tree, size at maturity, growth rate and patterns, maintenance needs, flowering, leaf drop, and the desired effect to the property in the future. A Certified Arborist will know this vital information. Often we inherit trees with the property, and we are dealing with the last owner’s undirected unmaintained mess. Understanding what we need the trees and landscape to provide for the area will determine a maintenance regime that will allow the evolution of our urban outdoor space.
Ornamental trees provide depth and texture to our urban landscapes. Tree care needs to be more than indiscriminating cutting foliage off with no regard to the future of the health and aesthetics of the tree. The trees characteristics and growth pattern need to be understood for proper pruning to take place. Choosing a maintenance style that enhances the trees appeal in the landscape and also helps ease of maintenance for the future. Each cut that is made on a tree directs the future growth. Improper cutting of the tree could hinder its value and beauty, as well as, create an increase in growth rate and need for pruning. Certified arborist are concerned with what is left on the tree after proper pruning and the direction the tree will grow in the coming years and how it provide value to the property.
Consulting a Certified Arborist can help educate you on the trees characteristics and guide with an understanding of the desired effect of the area. A professional Arborist can see and understand hidden environmental factors that could affect trees health and overall landscape appeal. As the landscapes evolve, it is pertinent to take arboriculture into account when making significant changes in the environment the trees have come to accustom to thriving in.