OUR WORLD NEEDS HELP
... OUR WORLD NEEDS TREES!
We must each do our part to clean up the atmosphere.
We can reduce our energy consumption and
carbon emissions. And. we can make a commitment
to plant and care for trees. Why trees? Because
trees grow by using the carbon from the atmosphere.
The larger trees grow, the more carbon they
are able to remove. In 1 year, a single tree can absorb
as much carbon as is produced by a car driven
Trees contribute to a clean, healthy environment in
other ways as well. As they grow, taking in carbon dioxide
from the air, trees also produce life-giving
oxygen. Additionally, a tree provides shade and cooling.
which lessens energy demands and pollution.
Selecting The Right Arborist for the Job
When selecting an arborist,
Check for membership in professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture (OSA), the Tree Care Industry Association
(TCIA), or the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA). Such membership demonstrates a willingness on part of the arborist to stay up to date
on the latest techniques and information.
Why Hire an Arborist
An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. 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. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing
trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Services That Arborists Can Provide
An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary
to maintain or improve the health, appearance,
and safety of trees. These techniques include:
• eliminating branches that rub each other
• removing limbs that interfere with wires. building facades. gutters, roofs, chimneys. or windows. or that obstruct streets or sidewalks
• removing dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay
• removing diseased or insect-infested limbs
• creating better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
• training young trees
• removing limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions
• removing branches, or thinning, to increase light penetration
• Improving the shape or silhouette of the tree
Although tree removal is a last resort. there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether a tree should be removed. Arborists have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.
Removal is recommended when the tree:
• is dead or dying
• is considered irreparably hazardous
• is causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning
• is crowding and causing harm to other trees
• is to be replaced by a more suitable specimen
• is located in an area where new construction requires removal
Emergency Tree Care
Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, homes and other structures, or cars. The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. An arborist can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.
Some arborists plant trees and most can recommend types of trees that are appropriate for a specific location. The wrong tree in the wrong location could lead to future problems as a result of limited growing space, insects, diseases, or poor growth.
Many arborists also provide a variety of other tree care services. including:
• Plant Health Care, a concept of preventive maintenance to keep trees in good health, which will help the tree better defend itself against insects, disease, and site problems
• cabling or bracing for added support to branches with weak attachment
• aeration to improve root growth
• installation of Lightning protection systems
• spraying or injecting to control certain insect and disease problems
We need trees in order to survive.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Trees supply the oxygen in the air we need to
Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon
Trees lower air temperatures by evaporating water in
Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound
Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly
heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
Tree roots stablize the soil and prevent erosion.
Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Trees need our help in order to survive.