If you have some large trees on your property, then eventually you are likely going to need to hire the services of your local professional tree lopper. The question is, what services do they have to offer? There may be some great services available that you don’t know about and are currently missing out on, so let’s explore the most common services in this article. We’ll start with the basics:
1 – Tree Lopping (Felling)
Tree loppers get their name from the job that they are best known for: cutting down trees. However, it’s important to know that there is so much more to a tree loppers services than simply hacking away at and felling trees. That, and there is so much more to felling a tree than simply cutting it down, so we’d advise that you don’t try saving a bit of cash and doing it yourself unsupervised!
2 – Stump Grinding & Removal
The next logical step after tree felling is to list stump grinding & removal. After any tree is cut down, there is a large and unsightly stump left behind. These can be a nightmare to remove without the appropriate equipment. Thus, if you would like a stump removed properly, you will have to call the professionals to do it for you.
3 – Tree pruning
Tree pruning is one of the most common and important of a tree loppers services. This is basically, the cutting away of dead and dying branches, safely removing any hazards, whilst simultaneously improving the overall health of the tree. A well-pruned tree promotes strong future growth, and they are also much easier on the eye as well.
4 – Tree Shaping
Not to be confused with pruning, tree shaping is the art of trimming the canopy of a tree in order to look tidy and beautiful. This is more than an aesthetic service however, as it can also allow more natural sunlight through to the inner branches of the tree, allowing strong future growth—it is also great for the plant-life underneath the tree as well.
5 – Powerline Clearance
Trees tend to have a mind of their own and will grow in any direction they choose. This is all well and good until they end up snagging your powerlines and causing an awful situation with the council. In order to avoid this, we suggest having your local arborist tend to your trees and clear the branches away from the powerlines before anything dangerous happens.
These are a handful of the services, though the core ones at least. For example, you will often find tree loppers working on general conservation and offering block clearance services. In any case, if you have trees on your property, we would advise taking good care of them and having them regularly inspected by a professional arborist.