Activities including cultural activities that are done on trees such as planting of trees, fertilization, pathogen and pest management, pruning, shaping as well as removal are known together as tree services. People who have specialized in these tree services are known as arborists. When doing the physical maintenance, those people who offer tree services may be required to climb on the trees or work without climbing. Safety is key hence should be maintained at all times when carrying out these tree services hence people involved should be trained properly on the safety measures. Training in things such as how to work on trees that are near power cable so as to maintain a safe working distance to ensure safety. They are also required to use the various available safe techniques to ascend the trees to prevent falling off the trees which can either be single rope technique or double rope technique. Qualification is important to do tree services but an experience to work around trees safely and effectively is quite essential. Manipulation and physical maintenance of trees such as tree chipping, tree pruning, and tree removal are the main activities involved in tree services.
Tree chipping involves the process of removing branches and limbs that have been trimmed or have been removed. Tree chipping ensures that the yard is left clean after tree removal or trimming since chipping removes all the mess from the yard. Tree pruning or trimming is also an important tree service as it helps remove the dead woods, sustaining and improving health, preparing specimens for transplanting, shaping, increasing yield as well as preventing the dangers of falling branches. The major branches likely to be pruned are those that are dead, damaged, diseased, branches not well structured, unproductive and unwanted. Proper techniques for tree pruning should be used to ensure that the tree is not damaged such that is may cause it to be removed.
Tree removal is recommended for all the tree and the stump is necessary when the tree is deemed necessary to be removed. Some of the reasons that may lead to tree removal include when the tree is already dead, damaged or unhealthy, in case the tree roots are encroaching a house, when the direction the tree is leaning toward is dangerous and also when one is renovating the landscape that are likely to cause harm to the tree. Some people may also remove a tree when it doesn’t have a good structure such that is likely to fall or its branches causing damages. To ensure safety during tree removal, it is important to consult specialists in tree removal to carry out the activity since they have the right skills and knowledge and will ensure safety during the process. These professionals will also possess the proper tools and equipment to ensure the safe removal of the tree.