It’s springtime again here in Ottawa. The leaves are budding, the birds are chirping, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures are (slowly but surely) getting warmer.

That means it’s lawn & tree care season once again.

A question we hear a lot is, “What is an arborist?

And… “do I need to hire an arborist?”

In this edition of the Croft Tree blog we’ll answer that very question!

An Arborist is a Certified, Trained & Experienced Tree Care Expert

arborist removing a treeWhile a number of people and small companies offer tree care in Ottawa (a quick Google search confirms this), the list whittles down when we’re talking about certified arborists.

And that’s really what separates the wheat from the chaff, as they say, or where the cream rises to the top.

A certified arborist is a tree care professional who has the education and experience necessary to be considered experts in arboriculture.

Arboriculture is the science of how trees grow and respond to their environment. Arborists study this science in the context of learning & perfecting techniques to grow and care for trees.

In a nutshell, arborists have the necessary skills and knowledge to care for trees.

What You Get When Hiring an Arborist

arborist caring for treeWhen you hire professional arborist services in Ottawa, therefore, you’re getting the services of a tree care professional who has a wealth of knowledge, experience and training when it comes to tree planting, growth, care, removal and much more.

Arborists have to pass exams to be certified, and then periodically re-write exams to maintain arborist certification.

This means that arborists are always staying current and up-to-date on the latest science, trends, developments & news related to tree care.

As arborists, for example, we look at the weather conditions – which, here in Ottawa and surrounding communities, means a huge variety in weather and a climate that can really put tree care to the test. We take this into account, as well as soil conditions, tree disease and many other factors.

Arborist services in Ottawa means that you are getting a tree professional who can perform a variety of tree services, from tree planting and tree pruning to branch trimming, tree removal and many others.

Hire an Arborist for Tree Care Done Right

arborist caring for treeDoes it cost more to hire a certified arborist in Ottawa?

Yes and no.

Yes, the up-front cost is a bit more, though commensurate with the arborist’s wealth of training and experience.

What you’re really getting, however, is full value for your investment in your property.

Arborist services help bring peace of mind, knowing you’ve got someone working at/near your home who:

  • is professionally trained
  • knows what they’re doing
  • provides tree care that helps your property look great, and
  • works with care to avoid risk

That last one is especially important, considering the risk involved when cutting big branches off of a tree or removing a tree altogether. For these tasks you really want a pro who is insured and knows how to get the job done safely without causing harm to property or people.

Croft Tree Experts – Ottawa Arborist Services

If you are looking for tree care in Ottawa, from planting and pruning to tree removal, contact Croft Tree Experts today.

We have Certified Arborists on staff, and we have the training & experience that translate to professional tree care that’s safe, thorough, effective and full value for your hard-earned money.