It can be difficult to save a tree when we do not know what is hurting it. Fortunately, an arborist can give your tree the best odds for survival. By contacting a local arborist who is knowledgeable and with years of experience working in the area, they can work quickly to diagnose what the problem your tree is facing that is causing it to die. The important key to saving your tree is diagnosing and working to cure it as soon as possible.
Why attempting to save tree is important
Trees provide many benefits that make them worth saving. Although there is an upfront cost with hiring a professional and certified arborist, the payment is worth it in the long run. Here are a few benefits to why it’s worth trying to save your tree:
Trees add a tremendous amount of value to your property
First and foremost, well-placed trees that are mature and well-maintained can increase the perceived value of your property with a pleasant landscape. Trees can be hard to come by and can take years to grow. Mature trees on properties similar to your home can see an increased value as much as 10%, even with little to no landscaping.
In addition, trees can provide shade to your home during the summer that can indirectly affect your utility bill. With shade covering your home from a surviving and well-placed tree, your cooling costs might be reduced by a large amount during the hot seasons. The shade can also protect your children frolicking around outdoor from the sun’s harmful UV-rays.
Trees provide a lot of environmental benefits
Aside from cleaner air, trees can provide many environmental benefits that can directly affect you and your home:
- They reduce the amount of heavy storm water runoff that might flood and erode your home foundation
- They filter and clean the air of harmful dust and pollutants that build up around your home
- The trees reduce the amount of sunlight that can wear out your home roof, walls, and driveway
Trees also provide a lot of benefits to the community and to you
Trees along with green space is known to provide several benefits from a social and communal perspective:
- They reduce stress levels, with studies finding hospital patients recovering from their surgeries quicker when their hospital room offers a view of trees and other green foliage
- Children are also known to retain more information when they spend time outdoors in green spaces
- Streets lined with trees have a traffic calming effect, where traffic moves slower and safer
- Trees also complement neighbourhoods and business districts, providing a greater perceived value of the area
What an arborist will do to help
When you pick the right local arborist, they can immediately begin diagnosing your tree(s). Here are a few steps an arborist might take to save your tree:
- Identify all the trees with their health at risk
- Follow bylaws and legal standards regarding chemical use and tree care
- Conduct a variety of tests to determine and diagnose what is harming your tree
- Concoct the right medicinal formula and taking the best course of action to save your tree
- Inform and alert you of any disease spreading amongst the tree in your area
- Bring in the right equipment and supplies to care for your tree
- Climb up high and take care of the tree everywhere it needs to survive
As you can see, an arborist is known as “the tree surgeon” for a good reason! They provide all the necessary tools and services, backed by their years of experience, to help trees as soon as they can. Certified arborists also have a complete understanding of the bylaws and regulations in place that tree care services must abide by.
A local arborist can do a lot to help save your tree. It is through their years of practice and experience in the area can they help save your tree. If you notice your tree is hurt and in need of care, reach out to us today for a consultation.