3 Reasons Why You Need Professional Tree Care

Posted on: 24 April 2019

How many trees do you have on your property? Have you ever had them looked at and checked out by a professional? Many people do not see the point in having a professional come in and look at their trees. But if you want your trees to remain healthy for as long as possible, professional intervention may be needed. Some of the best reasons why you may need professional assistance for your trees are as follows.

Eliminate pests: Termites or carpenter ants aren't the only insects that can devastate a tree. Another common pest type is the borer. Borers are small beetles, and there are many different types of borers, with some being specific to a certain species of tree. If your tree care routine doesn't include the identification and elimination of pests like these, then you could find your tree facing death within just a few years and possibly even within just a few months, depending on the size of the tree and the insect species that are involved. By treating an infected tree now, you'll be more likely to be able to save your tree and allow it to continue living for the foreseeable future.

Save money: Because professional tree care isn't free, a lot of people try to skip it in an effort to save money. Unfortunately, this is very often a false economy. While you'll save money now, you'll wind up spending more later. Aside from having to pay more to remove a tree that is dead because of insect damage than it would have cost to treat it for those same insects, removing dead and dying tree limbs now is also going to be less expensive than paying to repair any damage that these limbs might cause if they were to drop off suddenly. Some insurance plans might see such damage as falling under their "act of God" clause and refuse to cover the whole thing. Even if they do cover it, your insurance premiums might go up as a result. Professional trimming will help prevent this from happening and will save you money in the long run.

Better aesthetics: Trees that are unhealthy in some way are not attractive to look at. Tree care can include pruning and checking for insects/insect damage, but it also often includes adding fertilizer. A lot of people think that fertilizing is something that is necessary for flowers or grass and not trees. But since are also vegetation, they can deplete the soil of nutrients in the same way that smaller plants can. A professional will be able to test the soil on your property and let you know what, if any, fertilizer might need to be applied around any trees that you have.