Activities including cultural activities that are done on trees such as planting of trees, fertilization, pathogen and pest management, pruning, shaping as well as removal are known together as tree services. People who have specialized in these tree services are known as arborists. Arborists when carrying out tree services to maintain the trees may require to climb the trees or not to climb. All these require that they have proper training to ensure that their safety is guaranteed in the line of duty. A very important training that should be done is on how to work near power cables to ensure that safety is maintained for the people doing tree service. They are also required to use the various available safe techniques to ascend the trees to prevent falling off the trees which can either be single rope technique or double rope technique. Qualification is important to do tree services but an experience to work around trees safely and effectively is quite essential. Manipulation and physical maintenance of trees such as tree chipping, tree pruning, and tree removal are the main activities involved in tree services.
Tree chipping involves the process of removing branches and limbs that have been trimmed or have been removed. During tree removal and pruning the yard may be messed up hence tree chipping comes in handy to clear that mess from the branches likely to be left behind. The process of tree pruning or trimming is done for the purpose of removing the deadwoods, sustaining and improving health, preparing specimens for transplanting, shaping, increasing yield as well as preventing the dangers of falling branches. During tree pruning the target is usually dead, damaged, diseased, branches not well structured, unproductive and unwanted branches. Proper techniques for tree pruning should be used to ensure that the tree is not damaged such that is may cause it to be removed.
Getting rid of a whole tree in a yard which might also include the tree stump is known as tree removal. Some of the reasons that may lead to tree removal include when the tree is already dead, damaged or unhealthy, in case the tree roots are encroaching a house, when the direction the tree is leaning toward is dangerous and also when one is renovating the landscape that are likely to cause harm to the tree. Some people may also remove a tree when it doesn’t have a good structure such that is likely to fall or its branches causing damages. One should consult a person who has the right skills and knowledge on tree removal to promise for safety other than one removing the tree by themselves. Another reason for using specialist to carry out tree removal is that they have the right tools and equipment to ensure for safe tree removal.