When Do I Hire a Tree Service Company Instead of a Landscaper?

By: albertaarb - February 15, 2016

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When spring rolls around, it's time to tend to your garden and front lawn. Don't forget that your trees need TLC, too. So, who should you call - a tree service company or a landscaper? You might be thinking, "Well, can't a landscaper handle trees and my landscaping needs?" There are times at which a landscaper isn't equipped to handle tree maintenance. Read on to learn when you should call a tree service.

 Landscapers Versus Arborists

Landscapers deal with landscape and hardscape (the manmade parts of the grounds, such as paved areas and statues), lawn care, installing irrigation systems, mulching, preparing and maintaining garden beds and pruning shrubs.

Arborists, on the other hand, care for mature trees, remove trees, provide structural support for trees and grind stumps.

Why Use a Tree Service

Let's say that you have a diseased tree on your property. It needs to be removed. Your first call should be to a tree service company, not your landscaper.

Why is that the case? A tree service company's employees will have the correct tools as well as the training to remove the tree and then grind the stump afterwards. Landscapers don't typically possess wood chippers or chainsaws. And there's a good chance that even if they were to purchase them for this job, they might not use them safely. You want trained professionals to perform this task correctly the first time. More importantly, tree service companies carry liability insurance, so as a homeowner, it's not your responsibility if something goes wrong.

What if you only need a simple job carried out, such as pruning? A tree service is still your best choice. Landscapers are accustomed to pruning shrubs, not trees. The employees might prune too much, or they might not prune enough. Hiring a tree service means that your trees will be cared for properly. Arborists also know how to fertilize and which fertilizer to use to ensure your tree flourishes this season and well into the future.

 Alberta Arborists: Your Tree Care Experts

Are you searching for a tree service in Edmonton? Contact Alberta Arborists today. At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and can ensure no damage is done to your property.

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