Boutte Tree a trusted tree company in the Atlanta, GA area, with 6 arborists on staff.  The owner, Tierson Boutte, is one of only 5 Certified Master Arborists in the state. Give them a call the next time a tree on your property needs to be pruned or removed.

If you have ever owned a property with trees, then you know just how difficult it is to take care of a tree. Trees can be dangerous when they aren’t well maintained. Tree maintenance is a small price to pay when it comes to the well-being of the rest of the house or business. A professional will know the safest way to eradicate hazards, all the while getting the job done right. It is better to trust in an arborist than it is to try and prune or remove a tree on your own.

Continue reading below to learn more about arborists and what they do, along with how they’re different from landscapers.

How an Arborist Will Keep You Safe

An arborist is the person you call when you need any tree services regarding anything cosmetic or related to the tree’s health and safety. Arborists usually obtain a degree in arboriculture and are usually ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified. The arborists with an ISA certification are the arborists you can really trust. This certification tells you that the arborist is someone that has been specially trained in the care and maintenance of tree and shrubs.

There are a few different services an arborist can provide. Essentially their services extend to:

  • Trimming, pruning or thinning the top of a tree
    • If this isn’t doesn’t regularly, you could be responsible if a limb falls and hurts someone
  • Tree planting
  • Tree and stump removal
    • This is one of the most dangerous things you could try to accomplish without the help of a professional. Never try to remove a tree without an arborist.
  • Tree treatments (pesticide, fungicide, fertilizer, etc.)
  • Consulting
    • Even if you aren’t sure you need a service performed, it is always better to call and ask than to let a scenario go ignored.

Reasons to Hire an Arborist

Hiring an arborist may seem like a waste of money to maintain a tree, but it will actually save you loads of it if you are a home or residential owner with a tree on the property. An arborist is a certified professional that is trained in the proper care of trees. Arborists maintain a safe environment while cleaning up any possible tree emergencies.

Some common tree emergencies are:

  • Overgrown limbs
  • The top of the tree is flooded with branches
  • Loose or broken limbs
  • Exposed roots
  • The trunk is damaged or leaning
  • The tree fell onto the home or electrical wiring

Arborists understand the gravity of these situations and how they can quickly lead to dangerous situations. Trees are big creatures that need special care to ensure their beauty, health, and safety for years to come.

Call an arborist regularly to get maintenance done on your trees and you can avoid more dangerous reasons for hiring one.

How to Tell the Difference Between an Arborist and a Landscaper

Landscapers and arborists are quite different. When it comes down to it, the only real similarity between the two professions is that they both work on commercial and residential plants and trees.

An arborist will usually have a college degree and other certifications in the proper removal and maintenance of trees and shrubs. Arborists are required to ensure trees are up to code as far as safety is concerned. Not only that, but they are able to see what areas of a tree could cause problems in the future and eradicate those before they emerge.

A landscaper isn’t trained in knowing how to keep a tree healthy and safe. Landscapers provide lawn installations and maintenance, along with things like irrigation, weeding, and mulching. You can also hire a landscaper to create a garden for you.

Boutte Tree Is Here For You

ISA certified Boutte Tree Inc has served the Atlanta community since 2003. They provide a best in class tree service to their customers. They’re focused on training and safety, so when you hire them you can trust you are getting someone that knows what they’re doing.