What Do Tree Surgeons Do And Why Would You Need One For Your Garden?

Our gardens have really come into their own in the lockdown years of 2020 and 2021. Those wonderful outdoor spaces have given us room to breathe, a sanctuary to relax in, a place to sit and read, to enjoy nature, and for our kids to play in. Gardening has never been so popular, an article by Love the Garden suggested that over 24 million people in the UK partake in gardening, which is an enormous figure. Interestingly, gardening is slightly more popular amongst females, and the average age of a gardener has increased over the past twenty years, with most gardeners being 55+.

Many of us (me included) really enjoying maintaining our garden. We weed and prune, mow our lawns, get the hose out when the sun goes down to keep our lawns and flowers looking lush and healthy, and we dead head the flowers when needed. But it has to be said that when it comes to trees, sometimes we really need to look to the professionals, not just for reasons of protecting or preserving the tree, but also for our own general safety. When it comes to trees, sometimes it has to be a job for a tree surgeon.

Why Have Trees In Your Garden?

Trees are a wonderful thing to have in your garden. Not only do they look wonderful and offer a contrast to a maintained lawn and flowerbeds, but they also attract wildlife and birds to your garden, and can give you some natural shade – is there anything better than sitting under a tree on a warm day?

The other point about having trees in your garden is that they are good for the environment. They take in the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and pump out oxygen. You also have to be aware, particularly if you have an older house, that the trees in your yard could’ve been there for a long time and may have some sort of order on them for preservation.

Why Might You Need To Remove Them Then?

But as wonderful as the trees look, and as necessary as they are for the planet, there may still be times when you need them to be either pruned, reduced or completely removed, making the work of a company like an essential service.

One reason for this could be that the tree has become unstable. This could be due to dead or weakened branches, or weakened roots due to an erosion of the soil around them. In a case like this, engaging tree services with professional tree surgeons will ensure that you will get the right advice on whether the tree can be saved by pruning, or whether it would need to be felled completely.

Another reason to remove a tree is that it is creating an issue with light for your property. An over large tree with a mass of leaves can be glorious, but not if it is in front of your front or back windows. This could be another situation when the tree needs to be removed or at least need to be crown shaped and reduced. All these potential issues can lead to you needing to employ the professional services of a tree surgeon especially if your trees are very close to your property (or someone elses).

What is A Tree Surgeon? What Do They Do?

Courtfarm UK explains what a tree surgeon is, saying:-

A tree surgeon is responsible for the planting, pruning, felling and general treatment, care and maintenance of trees. A tree surgeon has many responsibilities and is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.

Tree surgeons do the job of assessing trees so that you don’t have to. They check potential issues such as a tree not growing as it should, potential health and safety hazards to the general public, from protruding branches that could cause a potential injury, to issues caused by the weather that could’ve pulled a previously healthy tree down. In some cases, a tree surgeon can also be involved in the planting of new trees and saplings, ensuring that the trees do not cause later problems by not being planted correctly in the first place.

Tree stumps can also be hazardous, if a tree has been cut down, the stump may also need to be removed to prevent it becoming another hazard. This is another job that a tree surgeon can take responsibility for.

Tree Surgeons work in all sorts of settings, from public spaces to private homes, literally anywhere that a tree may be causing a professional hazard. They do a brilliant, sometimes dangerous job so that you don’t have to. If you have a tree that is causing a problem, or has the future potential to do so, you should seek advice from the professionals, tree surgery is certainly not something you should attempt yourself under any circumstances.


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