March 25, 2020 You’ve probably heard of a Gardner or Landscaper- but an Arborist is usually not in the average household vocabulary. The reality is that Arborists are actually tree professionals, and they are required to have extensive certifications that have to be renewed. Arborists are trained professionals who have studied how to plant, maintain, care, and diagnose trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. They are specialized in all species of trees and shrubs to offer expert advice to grow and develop trees. Certification Certified Arborists have to pass an extensive exam process to earn the status of a professional tree health care expert. Learning the science of arboriculture goes beyond initial certification, as they are required to continue to learn new technology and techniques annually to remain certified. Many landscapers can claim to take care of tree emergencies, but only a Certified Arborist provides legitimate education-based care. Cutting branches at your best guess is not proper pruning techniques and can lead to tree death. Arborists are trained to create a care plan for the best possible growth and development of your trees/shrubs. Services Arborists Provide Pruning: Experts know the right techniques and methods for each species to plan pruning for the best possible growth. Arborists also help diagnose and asses Tree Removal: Removing a tree should be a last resort, Arborists work to save the plant before ripping it up. With extensive knowledge, they can bring back some diseased trees that have been growing for years. They are also professionals at tree-removal safety. Planting new trees/shrubs: Planting trees and/or shrubs takes a lot more than just finding a nice open spot. Arborists plan out the species’ growth, location for water and soil quality, and maintenance plans. Having a beautiful yard takes hard work, and Certified Arborists can help take the guessing out of it. Plant Health Care: Arborists are tree doctors; they are able to read your plants and understand the causes of ailments as well as cures. Trees also need seasonal care to ensure they survive harsh winters and thrive in summers- which Arborists are trained to give. Emergency Care: Tree removal and disease is the last thing anyone wants to deal with, but an Arbor can help mitigate loss and provide emergency care. Consulting: Call an Arborist if you need a second opinion on garden planning, seasonal care, removal, or any concerning signs you’ve seen in your trees or shrubs. Tree Risk: These professionals can help provide advice on preventing the risk of disease, damage, and property planning. New home or new yard? Download this Tree Owner’s Manual to guide you in beginner care. Keep in mind that different species require different care methods, so make sure to tailor your plan accordingly. Hiring a Certified Arborist can save you thousands in potential damages, removal and replanting costs, and hours of headaches. If you’ve got plans to add more to your yard or even just taking care of the plants you have now- contact Front Range Arborists for a free estimate for how an Arborist can help you today.