When Should I Call An Arborist Company?

January 18, 2021

Many people often don’t realize that the trees in their yard, or outside their business need regular maintenance and care, sometimes requiring an arborist company to help. They are trees…don’t they pretty much take care of themselves?

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and most trees still require some kind of maintenance throughout their lifetime.

Depending on the size of the tree and the issues you are experiencing, there are many things you can do on your own to keep up with the maintenance.

For example, smaller species of trees, fruit trees or larger bushes and shrubs can easily be trimmed and pruned if they begin to overgrow. They don’t typically require any specialty equipment.

If they need to be removed completely, this is also something that wouldn’t be too difficult to tackle yourself.

Now you might be thinking, “when exactly would I need to call an arborist company?”. So let us explain…

There Are Power Lines Involved

Did you know that trees and other vegetation that come in contact with power lines are a leading cause of uncontrolled fires?

We are not just talking about the really tall transmission towers you find running through farmers fields or the ones you might spot through the trees on your way to the campground. Even the power lines running down your street or at the end of your country-home driveway can cause a lot of trouble when trees are near.

An arborist company is a team of highly trained professionals that specialize in trimming or cutting down trees near power lines. They have all the necessary equipment to do the job safely and it is NOT recommended that you ever try trimming a tree yourself if power lines are near.

If you notice any trees on or around your home that are growing towards the lines, or are already in them, call your local arborist right away.

Underground Pipes Are Nearby

Trees are smart. A lot smarter than we think. A tree’s only task in life is to find water and sunlight, no matter what.

So what happens when the giant tree on your front lawn is in desperate search for water? It heads right for the pipes under the ground. Even the smallest bit of condensation on the outside of a pipe will be enough to send a tree’s roots right in that direction.

Have you ever seen a tree growing on the side of a mountain right out of the rocks and thought…how the heck does a tree do that? Their roots are extremely powerful and if they are capable of getting through the rock, you’d better believe they are strong enough to break pipes to find that water source.

A tree this size that is at risk for damaging underground lines needs to be removed. An arborist company has the tools and the knowledge to safely remove that tree and grind down the stump to stop it from growing back.

The Trees Are Too Tall

There is a reason that the ladders at the hardware store only reach a certain height…it gets dangerous. The average person also doesn’t just have a lift truck sitting around that they can use to reach heights safely.

When a tree reaches a certain height, it is not advised that you try and climb it on your own to trim large branches.

Hiring an arborist with professional climbers and a lift truck not only means that you remain safe, but so does your property. Companies like Pevach Corp have the equipment and training needed to keep your property safe from damage.

If you have a tree that is in close proximity to your home or business and it needs branches trimmed, it’s smart to call for a professional and have the job done right. You won’t run the risk of injury or sending a tree branch through your roof.

The Tree Is Diseased or Already Dead

Sometimes it’s hard to tell and sometimes it’s an easy thing to spot, but diseased or dead trees can cause a lot of damage, especially if they are large and near your home or business.

If you suspect you have a diseased tree, call an arborist company to have a look at it. The disease may be curable and the tree can be saved. They will be able to determine what the disease is, how far it has spread and the next steps that are required.

When handling a diseased tree, certain precautions must be taken to prevent spreading that disease to other trees in the area. An arborist can safely cut down the entire tree or simply remove the diseased branches and save it.

Other Reasons To Call An Arborist Company

  • You’d like a firebreak along your property line
  • You are clearing new land to build
  • You need a tree moved
  • You want a tree taken down and mulched
  • You need a tree stump permanently removed
  • You’ve had large branches fall during a wind or ice storm

While trees are necessary to human and animal life, there are some instances where they are causing more harm than good and need to be cleared, trimmed or moved.

If you have any trees that cannot be safely trimmed with the pruning shears and extension pole found at the local hardware store, then it’s time to call your local arborist company.

Pevach Corp can provide you with a quote before beginning any job and work with you to decide the best course of action. We are trained, professional and will leave your property clean and unharmed. To get a quote, contact us today.