The Importance of Trees and Tree Care
Trees provide a multitude of often overlooked benefits to the citizens of Connecticut. Our forests and woodlands are valuable natural resources which produce oxygen, filter air pollution, hold soil from eroding, give food and cover to wildlife, and furnish fuel to heat many of our homes. In more suburban and urban situations, trees can provide the same benefits and, if properly located, can significantly reduce the cost of heating and cooling our buildings. In addition, some studies have found that well-landscaped yards with mature, healthy trees can contribute as much as 10 to 50 per cent to a home’s real estate value.
Although fairly self-sufficient, trees occasionally become diseased, grow old and decay, or experience damage due to storms or other types of environmental impacts. Sometimes they become too large or need to be removed for other reasons. When a tree is in trouble, an arborist is the person to call for advice and tree care services.
Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Correct and continual tree care is a growing concern and a wise investment since poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Trees that lack the necessary attention can be dangerous and may cause unwanted property damage. Because of the hazards of poor maintenance, these trees should be rehabilitated or removed by an arborist that is training and equipped to safely take care of the particular issue.
What Does an Arborist Do?
Arborists are tree care professionals who can help with the selection, maintenance, care and removal of trees and shrubs in residential, commercial and public landscapes. They are trained in all aspects of woody plant health and care, including diagnosis and treatment of diseases, insect infestations and environmental problems. They can safely climb up into tall trees to prune limbs, and will cut, chip and remove the brush. They can recommend watering, fertilizing, pesticide applications and other cultural programs to help maintain the long-term health and beauty of landscapes. Arborists are licensed by the State of Connecticut, and are required to stay up-to-date with the rapid advances of tree biology, care and treatment