The difference between a good and bad arborist
When it boils down to it the main difference between good and bad arborists comes down to integrity and safety. One of the easiest ways to test an arborist’s integrity is how well they prune your trees. In fact, how your tree is pruned by an arborist says a lot about their work. Remember that pruning is often considered only second to nutrition when it comes to caring for trees. Pruning allows your tree to photosynthesize the optimum amount of sunlight into food and energy. It works by cutting away the branches of the tree that do more harm than good.
These are usually the dead, dying, breaking, or diseased branches of the tree. In some cases, it may be the limbs that have only yielded undeveloped fruits, or that have become the homes of insect infestations. A good arborist will cut away the limbs that create problems while allowing the sun to penetrate the healthy foliage. A bad arborist may rush to get the job done, and remove branches that are healthy while missing key branches that are sick. Many good arborists will complete an inspection of the tree prior, and map out exactly where all the cuts need to be made.