You’ve seen it before – a guy on an internet video cutting a tree limb that accidentally lands on his car or house. You have a good laugh, and realize, “I really need to do something about that tree in the back yard. Surely I won’t have the same issues as that idiot!” So, it’s off to Home Depot or Lowe’s (or the tool place of your choice) to purchase or rent a chainsaw or pole pruner, and you’re all set to go, right?
There is a reason you never say, “how hard can it be?” Inevitably, the answer to that question is “way harder than I thought.” Aside from being hard work, it can be very time-consuming, and you can really do damage to the tree, your home, your car, and landscaping, not to mention yourself. Professional tree services know the biology of trees so that they can properly prune your tree, they have state-of-the-art equipment to be able to do the job safely and successfully, and the best ones are certified arborists, which means they’ve had intensive training to make sure they are environmentally and safety conscious.
Professional tree trimming can come with a bit of sticker shock from a price standpoint, but here, you truly get what you pay for. A cheap offer to trim your tree(s) will yield poor results, from an uneven, unsightly trim to doing irreparable damage to the tree, inviting insects and disease, which will result in the tree needing to be removed down the road (and costing even more.) Pay a little more now for a certified arborist or pay a lot later – it’s worth it!