Trees are prominent parts of a property’s landscape, which means that they play a major role in how the property is perceived. Trees can increase the value of a property and save its owner money as well. According to HGTV, trees are able to add as much as 19 percent to the appraised price of a home. In addition, trees can also reduce a home’s energy costs in the summer by providing shade and making the home’s interior cooler. Along with their financial value, trees add to a home’s charm and make it a more enjoyable place to live. Conversely, trees that are not properly maintained can be liabilities. In order to preserve the value of trees, it is important to entrust their care to qualified professionals who have received extensive training in arboriculture. Certified arborists can provide a range of benefits for homeowners in Wilmington Delaware, including:
Pruning is one of the key factors in the health and appearance of trees. In addition, it is also not an aspect of landscaping that most homeowners have the knowledge or equipment to handle. Healthy trees are also safer trees that are less likely to cause injury or property damage. Certified arborists have been trained in determining when to prune trees as well as how to prune depending on the problems they are trying to solve or prevent. A certified arborist’s expertise includes removing dead and damaged branches, training limbs to make them stronger and reducing the potential for damage from storms.
Poor tree planting practices can affect how well a tree grows over the course of its life. For example, planting a tree in the wrong place may result in problems caused by insects, diseases or inadequate sunlight. Our Wilmington Delaware Certified arborists are trained in finding the right location for a tree. Planting depth is another factor in whether trees thrive and certified arborists know the best depths of soil for planting different types of trees.
Trees should receive regular care to handle any issues that could compromise their structure or ability to grow. Along with pruning, regular maintenance involves irrigation along with spraying to control insects and diseases. Our Wilmington Delaware certified arborist’s training extends to all areas of tree maintenance. They will know how to get trees looking their healthiest and should even be able to increase the yield from fruit trees.
Trees should be removed only when there are no other options. Certified arborists are trained to evaluate trees in order to mitigate risk. The options available for mitigating risk include the removal of potentially hazardous trees. A certified arborist will be trained in the best methods for removing a tree and will have the right equipment to do so safely. Instances when removal of a tree may be deemed necessary include cases where it is crowding other trees and affecting their health as well as instances where a tree is has been assessed as a hazard.
Aside from reducing the potential costs that arise when limbs fall and cause injury or property damage, a certified arborist saves homeowners money by eliminating the need to purchase chainsaws, ladders, and other equipment. Certified arborists also have the training needed to get a dangerous job done with minimal risk. They know how to limit risk to property, pedestrians and know to take power lines and other environmental factors into consideration. Along with all of this, they know how important it is to be insured.