As a homeowner there are many reasons you might find yourself in need of tree support. You might have a dying willow, a large stump, or unruly foliage, which has started to take over your yard. Whatever the reason, you have determined the task is best left to the professionals. As soon as you have decided to get in touch with an expert you will want to ensure you are requesting the right service. Along with this, after you have made contact, overseas terms may be thrown outside, and you may want to be knowledgeable about what the arborist is talking about.
Tree service encompasses various tasks. Following are a few key terms to assist in a smooth interaction between you and the arborist.
Down only v. standard elimination: Down only, is the removal of the tree with no clean up. Whereas, standard will include clean up, fire wood chopping, and removal of debris.
Stump grinding v. stump digging: Digging is the real digging around the stump followed by its elimination. In comparison, grinding, involves cutting portions of the stump off and then placing them in a grinder. Grinding is the preferred method by tree service professionals because it produces a lower effect on the website.
Cleaning v. thinning: both techniques involve the removal of branches and other foliage. Cleaning removes dead growth that’s inhibiting new growth. Thinning allows for more light and air movement inside the canopy.
Elevation v. reduction: The two activities change the height of the tree. Elevation removes lower branches to allow for more clearance at the underbrush. Reduction, however, reduces the canopy by shaping its height and spread.
Other important items to know:
Emergency removal: Many tree service companies will offer a 24 hour line to contact them in case of an emergency. Emergencies may include a tree that has fallen and caused damage in a storm. In some instances the company will provide a temporary patch until you can put in a permanent fix.
Cabling: This procedure will help prevent damage. If you think harm is about to happen as a result of unsteady foliage, cables will be placed to stabilize and protect against injury from occurring. Cabling provides time to determine the best course of action.
Evaluation: An evaluation can be given for any and all services. An evaluation can also be done to establish a maintenance plan for care.
Being mindful of the appropriate vernacular is imperative in any field. Should an emergency arise understanding the proper language when talking to a certified arborist will help save time, money, and stress.