An arborist is a professional concerned with the science of planting, growing, and maintaining trees and shrubs. Arborists are often called tree doctors because their job is to care for trees and keep them healthy. Arborists have studied for years to find out what kinds of diseases attack certain trees and what to do to keep these diseases at bay. They’re aware of the different fertilizers that trees need, how much water each tree needs, what kind of trees thrive in different environments, and more. Essentially, arborists are your go-to experts regarding trees.
In Santa Barbara, arborists need to have an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification, which involves getting an extensive education on the subject as well as passing a comprehensive exam. In other words, an arborist possesses a lot of specialized knowledge about trees.
Why Should You Hire an Arborist?
If you have trees on your property, you’ll want a specialist to give you advice on how to best care for them. There are a lot of details that go into the care of trees. Trees need fertilizer, pruning, and trimming. In addition, you’ll need an arborist to advise you on disease control.
Some summers, you may experience a heat wave. When this occurs in Santa Barbara, your trees must be prepared. The ocean weather and marine layer along Santa Barbara’s coast may also affect your trees. An arborist can advise you on how to prepare for each kind of temperature change whether it’s the fog layer that starts in late May or the cold weather in January.
Some trees need to be trimmed only in the spring. Others can be trimmed in the fall or winter. Each tree has specific needs, and if you’re not an arborist, you may damage your trees in the process of trying to care for them. You may also over trim your trees and accidentally kill them. On the other hand, you may let the branches grow too wild. Neglecting to control the growth of your trees can be equally dangerous to the tree’s health.
Harder Tasks We Can Help With
Sometimes, a storm may damage your property and your trees. In cases like these, you’ll need an arborist to help with tree removal, stump grinding, or even storm cleanup services. Remember that trees damaged by a storm can be dangerous, and special care must be taken to remove them from your property.
When you need a certified arborist to give you professional tree advice, contact us at Economy Tree, Inc. We’ve been serving the residents of Santa Barbara for over 30 years. We offer 24-hour emergency care and free estimates.