Spring is in the air! The season's warmer weather has probably inspired you to get out in your garden and begin planting new trees and flowers. But, have you thought to consult an arborist before spring planting? New trees take considerable time and energy to grow, so you want to ensure you make all the necessary considerations before you dig yourself into a hole. After all, making a tree planting mistake now could cost you lots of time and money in the future. Our certified arborists at Monster Tree Service share five reasons to consult an arborist this spring to give you the confidence and tools necessary for a healthy and happy spring garden.
5 Reasons to Consult an Arborist This Spring
Many different elements go into planting and raising healthy trees, including location, species, and surrounding growth. However, making early mistakes can cost you money and time down the line. So before you plant, make a plan. Here are the top five reasons to consult an arborist before spring planting.
1. Pruning and Trimming
Before you plant new plants, you need to take care of what you already have! Tree and shrub pruning are necessary first steps in your spring planting plan. Cutting away dead or heavy branches allows your tree to produce new growth and thrive in the spring season. In some cases, trimming will even help make room for new plants. However, incorrect pruning practices (or skipping pruning altogether) leave your existing and new plants at risk of pests, disease, and breakage. Care for your current plants before bringing new ones into the garden.
2. Emergency Tree Care
After the snow thaws and the spring season sets in, you may realize that winter storms left your trees in worse shape than you thought. Damaged trees threaten not only new plants but also your safety. In some cases, you may need to enlist the help of an arborist’s emergency tree services to remove hazardous or downed trees that pose a risk. Don’t attempt to plant new trees until your yard is safe.
3. Landscape Planning
Mother Nature has a plan, and so should you! Don’t go into spring planting without first developing a landscape plan. An arborist will be able to help you decide on critical components of your project, including tree removal, where to plant, what to plant, and when to plant. You don’t want to plant during the wrong season or too close to your home, which could limit a tree’s chance of survival and growing space.
4. Tree Selection
Trained arborists can also help with tree selection. Over 60,000 different tree species exist in the world! So, it can be challenging to narrow down the best fit for your yard. An arborist will know if the tree is appropriate for weather conditions in your region, the size of your yard, and your needs. While you want to choose an attractive tree, you also need to consider its suitability to the environment.
5. Tree Planting
Finally, you need to plant the tree! While you may know the perfect spot, there is much more to consider than digging a hole. An arborist will assess sun exposure, soil type, water drainage, and space for growth before breaking out the shovel. Planting a new tree in poor conditions may impede growth or even kill the tree, so choosing the right spot is vital to survival. While smaller saplings may be easy to plant yourself, more mature trees may require heavy machinery and expert skill from a trained team of arborists.
What to Look for When Selecting an Arborist
So, you want to consult an arborist before spring planting. Here are the top four things to look for in a landscape team.
Ensure your arborist is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). To become ISA certified, an arborist must pass tree maintenance, safety, and care exams. In addition, certified arborists continue education classes to stay updated on the latest methods and practices.
Friendly Customer Service
You want a team that delivers friendly customer service. At Monster Tree Service, all of our locations are locally owned and operated. Our local team members know your community and can make recommendations based on your region. In addition, we are accredited by organizations like the Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor, and more.
Commitment to Safety
Trimming and removing trees can be dangerous if not done correctly. That’s why you need a team of arborists with a commitment to safety. At Monster Tree Service, our crews are fully trained, licensed, and insured to keep you and your property protected.
Sometimes surprises are fun. But, surprise bills are never good! Find an arborist who gives upfront price estimates and eliminates hidden fees. Protect your trees and your wallet! Contact Monster Tree Service today for a free quote.
Consult an Arborist Before Your Spring Planting
Before you spring into planting, consult an arborist! The experts at Monster Tree Service offer affordable, high-quality tree services like removal, pruning, and trimming to ensure your spring planting is successful. Get started with a free estimate and get blooming!