When to Call an Arborist Instead of a Landscaper

 In Inexpensive Tree Care Blog

Call a Tree ServiceArborists are tree surgeons. They specialize in pruning, trimming and removing trees. Landscapers take care of lawns, shrubs, hardscaping and light tree trimming. The two professions overlap, but they aren’t the same.

How do you know when to call an arborist instead of a landscaper? Here are a few tips:

When to Call a Tree Service

Call an arborist or tree service company for the safe removal of a mature tree. If you need one or more trees taken from your property, you’ll need a professional with the skills and equipment for tree removal in Portland.

Cutting down a tree is precise work. Arborists control where the tree falls, making sure that no one is hurt and no property is damaged.

Choose an arborist when a large tree needs pruning. Pruning removes dangerous and diseased branches. For example, if a storm breaks a large tree in your yard, call an arborist to remove the branches. Arborists can also diagnose a sick or dying tree.

Inexpensive Tree Care is licensed, insured and bonded. We’ll prune or cut down your tree. We’ll remove the fallen tree and branches and grind the stump. When we finish, your land is ready for a garden, construction or for planting another tree.

Some professional tree services also trim shrubs and trees, but often that type of work is the specialty of a lawn and landscaping service.

When to Call a Landscaping Service

Landscaping services take care of your lawn, flower beds, irrigation system and small decorative trees. Landscapers mow and fertilize grass, apply mulch, weed your garden and shape small trees.  You can call a landscaper for a single job or regular maintenance

A landscaping service can help you plan your yard, plant a sapling and perform light trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs. Landscapers are usually not equipped to remove large trees. Falling a tree is dangerous and is out of the scope of most landscape companies.

When to Trim Trees Yourself

Many people prefer to hire professionals for tree and landscape care. However, if you like working in your yard, you can learn to trim and shape small trees. Light tree trimming and pruning require only bypass pruners or a small saw. There are many books and websites where you can learn more about tree care.

Professional Tree Removal in Portland, Oregon

Inexpensive Tree Care is your trusted source for tree removal and pruning. When your tree is too dangerous for you or your lawn-care service, call on us. 503-679-1410.

Contact us for a free estimate.

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