Things You Should Know When Hiring An Arborist

If you have not hired an arborist before or if it is the first time you had trees in your property, here are some important things you should know before hiring one.

  • It is not necessary to do a routine pruning on your trees every few years. It is only recommended to prune a tree when it has a dead wood. The dead branch should be pruned immediately if it measures over two inches in diameter.
  • There are signs to look out for to know that your trees are in big trouble. If you spot some mushrooms or other types of fungi that is sprouting on your tree then it is time to call an arborist. The same thing should be done if a big limb is cut off during storm because it could lead to bigger problems. If the tree branches are dying starting at the tips and mostly at the top then the tree, most probably, needs to go. It is also not a good sign to see trees that look like telephone pole because the bottom needs to be flaring.
  • If you ask for an estimate regarding the work that needs to be done and you think your arborist is overcharging you then think about this – arborist are not making much because of the price of the equipment used, the number of staff that needs to divide between them the charge per hour and the worker compensation which is quite high for arborist (33 per cent).
  • It is not enough to ask if the company has liability insurance and if the workers are licensed. You should ask for a copy of the certificate to peruse and cross check with the company too. It is an assurance that you will not face any lawsuit should the arborist do something wrong.
  • Be on the lookout for fast growing trees, they tend to have weak wood and are prone to decays. Come wind and ice, the limbs will easily break into pieces.
  • When hiring arborist in Perth, you will be able to get a good deal during the off season such as the winter season.


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