How to Have Hearty and High-Reaching Trees

Why It Could be Time to Bring in Professional Arborists

Do you live in an area that has a fair few trees? If so, you aren't alone. Most Australian homes are within a few metres of trees.

Most of the time, these trees provide shade, help the local ecosystem and look beautiful, but sometimes they can pose a threat to properties and people. Thankfully, help is at hand. In fact, arborists can do a lot more than simple medical check-ups on your trees.

Here are four reasons why bringing in the experts is a good idea if you have doubts about the health of trees on your property.

Improve the Aesthetic Appeal of Your Land

Trees and other forms of foliage are crucial in defining the appearance of a property. Without any trees, homes seem naked and bare. With the right mixture of tree species and well-tended plants, houses can appear much more harmonious, in-tune with their surroundings and welcoming for visitors.

Cosmetic arborists can assess your trees and find ways to make them look more attractive, without damaging their health. Their actions could include intricate pruning at higher levels to cut out fast growing branches and thin out the vegetation in general. In some cases, they may even recommend tree felling to make your land seem more balanced or allow the other trees to develop in a healthy manner. It's a great way to boost the value of your home and make your property a more enjoyable place to spend time.

Get Ready for Extreme Weather Events

Some climatologists are predicting that wild weather will be exacerbated by climate change, leading to more severe storms and more costly storm damage. Whether this comes true or not, tree lopping is a good way to insure your property against damage from falling tree trunk and limbs. Experts can remove and weakened or diseased parts of your trees, take action to protect their roots and suggest planting strategies to make your trees more stable. It's all good preparation for extreme weather events in the future.

Improve Relations With Your Neighbours

Trees can become a point of contention between neigbours, poisoning community relations and making your home a less pleasant place to live. In some instances, these disagreements can morph into lawsuits when trees fall across property lines. Under federal legislation, "treekeepers" are responsible for lopping the trees on their properties, and property owners need to take steps to protect their neighbours and their property against damage. So don't risk it. Have any overhanging trees dealt with and maintain a warm relationship with the family next door.

Create the Perfect Social Space

Creative tree lopping can also help to create shaded spaces that allow enough sunlight in for relaxing by the pool, sunbathing or reading but also ensure your family are shielded from view and have enough space to enjoy themselves. This isn't always an easy task. Removing trees without knowledge of how they will grow or the effects of removal on the garden as a whole is never a good idea, so bring in the experts to craft the ideal garden space.

Striking a balance between keeping trees healthy and creating the garden of your dreams takes a level of expertise that most home owners don't possess. So enlist the services of a skilled arborist and trim your trees. It could save you money, smooth relations with neighbours and boost the health of your trees at the same time.