Friendly Tree Care

Friendly tree care involves being kind to a sapling, while trying to grow that tree into a full mature tree. Some people say it is best to be "friendly" with a sapling. The problem with this philosophy is that there are times when being "friendly" is not the way to go. Some might say being "friendly" means treating with kindness and caring, while treating a sapling badly will have you labeled as someone who likes to take advantage of others. While this is an overall rule for all people, there are times when treating a sapling poorly is the only thing to do. If you are going to attempt friendly tree care, you should know when and how to properly treat a sapling.

Landscape trees can sometimes become a problem. Overgrown, they can take over an entire yard. In order to have a yard that is beautiful, neat, and safe, you will often have to cut down these shrubs. To do this safely, friendly tree care requires that you first recognize what type of shrub you have and that you also know what kind of cutting you would be doing. Do not start cutting immediately or you will end up with more problems than before.

When talking to a landscape tree service, avoid using words like "aggravate" or "consequences." When doing so, you are essentially telling the landscape trees services to take it easy. When cutting down a tree, a landscape tree service should never try to make things right. Instead, they should try to determine just how much trouble they are having, and then fix it. For example, if they are seeing a lot of branches come off the tree, they need to get rid of that one branch at a time until the problem is fixed. The word "aggravate" and "consequences" do nothing but give the arborist the freedom to cut down everything and anything they want.

Another mistake to avoid is stating your reason for requesting the trimming in your initial meeting. For example, if you are requesting tree care services offered by a landscape arborist who has a four.7 rating, it is important to state this at the beginning of the conversation. When you state your reason for calling the arborist, he should ask you why you are there and what you need done. If he follows this simple, straightforward procedure, he will already know what kind of services offered, what kind of price range you are looking at, and what kind of tree he will be trimming. Instead of wasting your time, try to make your tree care needs clear from the very beginning, before ever getting to business.

The fourth mistake to avoid is stating your tree care needs in a way that is vague and general. You can't state, "I'd like a maple tree with redwood bark," properly. You have to be specific, and say something like, "I'd like a tree that has redwood bark with a black tip." This will give the professional doing the trimming an idea of the specific type of wood he'll be dealing with, and will help him tailor his approach to your specific needs.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you need to be sure you are hiring an arborist or landscape designer that specializes in trees. A landscape contractor or arborist will know more about growing certain kinds of trees, where they grow best, what diseases they are susceptible to, how to prune, etc. They also have more experience with the trees you want to grow. So, make sure you find a certified arborists specializes in trees and look for a company that specializes in your type of tree.

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