Commercial Service Ottawa
WHY GET AN ARBORIST FOR COMMERCIAL TREE SERVICES?
Commercial tree care is not something you can forget about! While trees can live for a long time, they do not last forever. Part of their normal life cycle includes falling branches, and occasionally the entire tree can fall on your property which can cause serious and expensive damage. It is a liability to have uncared for trees on your commercial property, as falling branches or trees can cause serious injuries to people and damage to buildings or cars. An uncared for tree might also cause traffic issues on the street.
Apart from looking bad, leaving a tree to rot on your commercial property can cause serious issues down the line. A rotting tree can spread diseases, mold, and pests to your building – which can be extremely costly to remediate.
Proper tree care means keeping your commercial property safe, and increasing its value by beautifying its space. And going with Croft Tree Experts means you have fully insured professionals you can count on. b
If your commercial property is in need of professional tree care, call Croft Tree Experts today!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We don’t want to speak ill of anyone in particular. At the same time, we want you to get the best tree care for your hard-earned money. Are there people out there calling themselves “arborists” but lacking in credentials of any sort? Sadly, yes, there are. That’s why it’s important to look at their website to see which arborist organization(s) they are members of or certified by. Never hesitate to ask questions about the credentials and experience of the arborist or tree care company you’re looking to hire. Someone who has just written an arborist exam this year versus someone who’s been working full-time for many years as an arborist, well you can imagine what a difference that can make.
Speaking for ourselves here, we’re going to ask a few questions first. First off, there’s the matter of permits. The City of Ottawa requires a tree removal permit to remove trees. There are exceptions to this bylaw. Knowledgeable and experienced Ottawa arborists, such as the certified arborists here at Croft Tree Experts in Ottawa, are familiar with the City of Ottawa tree removal bylaws, and once we make a site visit we’ll advise whether you need a tree removal permit or if you’re god to go on that tree removal now. In general, we are proponents of trees and like to see trees maintained or new trees planted as Ottawa continues its path of growth and expansion. There are circumstances where tree removal is necessary, such as the health of the tree, or the development of property, etc.
Most definitely! Certified Arborists have achieved a level of knowledge in the science of tree care, gaining years of experience and passing arborist exams developed by leading tree care experts. Arborists must continue their education to maintain certification. Arborists study the science of tree care which involves biology, chemistry, arboriculture, horticulture… even physics (yes physics! Imagine trying to fell a tree, not understanding physics and being the unfortunate though self-inflicted victim of a tree falling the wrong way!). Arborists need to know where and when to prune trees to promote healthy growth. Ottawa Arborists also need to be well versed in the various disease and fungi that affect trees in Eastern Ontario.
You’ll find that there are situations that call for hiring an arborist, while other times you can do a number of things around your property on your own. Let’s start with the basics. For things like lawn mowing, leaf raking, yard cleanup and yard waste removal, those are things that most homeowners or property managers either do on their own or hire a lawn care company to manage. For small tasks like clipping shrubs and hedges (“trimming” by definition), you can take these on yourself and do a little here, a little there, keeping that shrubbery manicured nicely. So, for all that, we’re not really talking about trees per so. Now we can tackle the trees. When it comes to tree pruning – not to be confused with tree trimming – we’re talking about cutting branches off trees to (a) promote growth and/or (b) avoid safety hazards, that’s when you’ll want to hire an arborist. Then for any kind of tree felling, tree removal and cutting down trees, stump removal, etc. – for sure it’s best to hire an arborist to stay safe and avoid any hazards and pitfalls.
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