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What Does a Tree Surgeon Do?

What does a Tree Surgeon do?

A tree surgeon is someone who works with trees and shrubs to make sure that they are healthy, safe, and look their best. They can be found working in residential areas or commercial properties. A tree surgeon will usually work for an arborist company, but some may also work independently.

Tree surgeons use various tools and techniques to ensure the health of your trees. Some common tasks include pruning, trimming, removing branches, planting new plants, cutting down unhealthy trees, and more.

If you have any questions about what a tree surgeon does, please feel free to ask! We’d love to help you out.

Common Tree Surgeon Services

Below are some common services that tree surgeons offer. Please note that these are not all-inclusive and there are many other things that tree surgeons do as well.

Tree inspections

Tree inspections are one of the most important services that a tree surgeon provides. This service allows them to check the health of your trees and see if anything needs to be done before it becomes a problem. It’s usually the first step in ensuring that your trees stay healthy and looking good.

Tree inspections typically involve checking the overall health of your trees, including:

  • The condition of the bark
  • The condition of the leaves
  • The size of the trunk
  • How close the tree is to buildings or power lines

Some tree inspectors may even take soil samples from around the base of the tree. 

Tree removals

Removing trees is another major part of being a tree surgeon. If a tree has become too large or dangerous, then it must be removed. Removing trees helps keep your property clean and tidy, prevents damage to nearby structures, and keeps your trees healthy.

There are different types of tree removals depending on the situation. For example, when a tree is dead or dying, it should be removed immediately. When a tree poses a threat to people or animals, it should be cut down. And when a tree poses a risk to utility lines, it should be trimmed back or completely removed.

Read our related blog to learn more about tree removals and stump removals.

Removing Dead Branches

Dead branches are often left alone because they don’t pose a safety hazard. However, this doesn’t mean they aren’t still causing problems. Over time, dead branches can weaken the structure of your tree, making it prone to breakage. In addition, dead branches could fall during storms or high winds, which would cause damage to your home or business.

To remove dead branches safely, you need to hire a professional tree surgeon. These professionals know how to handle the job properly so that your tree stays structurally sound while remaining aesthetically pleasing.

Vegetation Clearance/Site Clearance

When a tree has been damaged due to storm conditions, insects, disease, or other reasons, vegetation clearance is needed. This process removes everything that isn’t a tree from the area. Once the debris is cleared away, it’s important to replant new trees or bushes. This ensures that your landscape looks great and remains healthy.

Stump Removal

A stump is the piece of wood that remains once a tree has died or been cut down. They’re normally removed after the tree is taken down, but sometimes stumps remain for years. The best way to deal with stumps is to hire a tree surgeon who knows how to get rid of them without damaging surrounding areas.

Planting New Trees

If you want to add new trees to your garden or around your town, you’ll need to find a reputable tree surgeon. Tree surgeons have experience planting trees, and they know what type of tree will look nice. They also know what kind of soil is required for each species of tree, which makes it easier for them to ensure that the soil is right for the new plants.

In addition, tree surgeons understand which trees require pruning, fertilisation, and watering. This means that they can help you maintain a beautiful landscape throughout the year. 

Trees are an integral part of any landscaping project. By hiring a tree surgeon, you can make sure that your trees stay healthy, safe, and attractive for years to come.

Hedge Trimming

The term “hedge” refers to anything that surrounds a building, such as a fence or hedge. Hedges provide privacy, security, and beauty in many ways. Some hedges even protect buildings from harsh weather conditions. But some hedges can actually harm these properties instead of protecting them.

Hedge trimming is very similar to tree trimming. A qualified tree surgeon can perform both tasks. To start, he or she will first measure the size of the hedge and its surrounding property. Next, they’ll determine if the hedge needs to be trimmed. If it does, the tree surgeon will then use hand tools to carefully cut out unwanted parts of the hedge. Finally, the tree surgeon will apply mulch to keep weeds at bay. 

Trimming a hedge takes skill and care, and there are a range of benefits to hedge trimming. Only a trained tree surgeon can make sure that the hedge looks good and protects the surrounding property.

Why do tree surgeons cut trees?

Tree surgeons need to cut trees because they don’t always grow straight. When trees grow too tall, they often lean over and touch one another. This creates problems for homeowners because the branches may break off and fall onto their roofs. In addition, tree roots can damage foundations and driveways.

To avoid this problem, tree surgeons cut back on the height of the trees. Then, they remove any branches that are leaning over and touching each other. Afterwards, they replace the fallen branches with fresh ones. This keeps the trees growing strong and prevents further damage to nearby structures.

How long does it take to trim a tree?

Depending on the size of the tree, it could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to complete a tree trim job. However, most tree trimmers work quickly. It’s important to note that larger trees usually take longer than smaller ones. The price of tree removals can also depend on how long it takes to remove them.

What's the difference between an arborist and a tree surgeon?

A tree surgeon has specific training that allows him or her to safely trim trees. An arborist is not necessarily a tree surgeon. Instead, a tree surgeon uses his or her expertise to identify the problems inside a tree. An arborist might check up on trees that have been damaged by windstorms or other hazards. For example, an arborist may help homeowners repair storm-damaged trees so that they can continue to live.

When do you need a tree surgeon?

There are loads of reasons that you might need a tree surgeon, including:

  1. Trees that are too close together create safety risks for people walking under them.
  2. Tree roots cause foundation damage and other structural issues around homes.
  3. Large branches interfere with power lines, street lights or signs.
  4. Fallen trees are hazardous to drivers on busy roads.
  5. Storm damage leaves trees with broken limbs or branches.
  6. You want to give your home a new look without spending lots of time and money.
  7. Your trees become diseased or infested with insects or pests.
  8. In all of these situations, you need to call a tree surgeon.

Who should I hire to work on my tree?

You should only hire a professional tree surgeon who has experience working in your area, if you are in Southampton, Portsmouth or surrounding areas, you should contact WGS Tree Services. We offer free quotes and we guarantee our workmanship. Our company offers a full range of services, including tree removal, stump grinding, pruning and much more. Call us today!0

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