Frequently Asked Tree Service Questions
Here are the answers to the most common tree service questions we receive. If your question isn’t listed here, give us a call now at (705) 438-1371.
What is a Certified Arborist?
An arborist is trained in the science and art of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a voluntary certification that involves an official assessment of an arborist’s knowledge and competence to provide proper tree care. The certified arborists at Living Legacy Tree Care are also required to maintain certification by remaining up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
Why hire a certified arborist?
Hiring a certified arborist is crucial. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in tree care through experience and passing a comprehensive examination, as well as ongoing education to maintain their certification. When hiring a certified arborist, you are investing in the health and maintenance of your trees, adding curb appeal, and increasing property value.
Trained and equipped arborists are the only ones who should be handling your trees. Make sure you’re putting your trust in the right tree care professional by asking to see their credentials and certifications.
Is tree work expensive?
Prices on tree work can vary greatly depending on the size and species of the tree and the work required. The most common factors that affect tree work costs are obstacles like structures, wires, fences, and other trees and plants, the location of the tree, and the amount of risk involved.
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What are my pruning options?
Depending on the job, your pruning options include:
Cleaning is the removal of dying and diseased branches from the crown of a tree.
Thinning selects specific branches to improve the structure and increase air movement through the tree.
Raising removes lower branches to provide clearance for structures and buildings.
Reduction reduces the size of a tree to maintain its form and integrity.
When should cabling and bracing be used?
Cabling can be used to protect and preserve a tree by reducing the risk of the tree splitting. If your tree’s limbs are at risk of failing, cabling can be used to support a tree and minimizing hazardous conditions. If the tree is weak, cabling is used to preserve its aesthetic value. If the tree poses a risk, cabling can be used to protect it from falling over a populated space.
How can I get a tree service estimate?
You can call us today at (705) 438-1371 to speak with a certified arborist. After your call, we’ll set up an on-site consultation to provide you with an accurate and detailed estimate.
What should I look for in a tree company?
You should look for arborists that are certified and have years of experience in the industry. Ask about the equipment they’ll be using and how they can prevent potential damage to your yard.
We’re certified, experienced, and well-equipped, and we know all the best measures to prevent unnecessary damage.
Can you tell me if my tree is likely to fall?
After you get in touch with us, we’ll send over a certified arborist to assess your situation and provide information on potential hazards.
Do I have to be at the property for the quote to be completed?
We prefer to meet with you in person so that we can ensure all your questions and concerns are addressed. If that isn't possible, we can go to the property without you and email you a quote, so long as the tree(s) of concern are obvious or are marked in some way.
How can I find an arborist near me?
If you need an arborist in the local area, call us today at (705) 438-1371.