Trees are a vital part of our environment and add an aesthetic touch to our surroundings. It’s crucial to maintain trees for their health and to ensure the safety of people and property. When it comes to tree care, two professions that often come to mind are arborists and tree surgeons.

What is an Arborist?

An arborist is a professional who specialises in the care and maintenance of trees. They have knowledge of tree biology, tree identification and tree pruning techniques. They also know how to remove trees safely without damaging the surrounding environment. Arborists are equipped to handle various tree services, including pruning, fertilisation, pest control and tree removal.

What is a Tree Surgeon?

A tree surgeon, on the other hand, is a professional who specialises in the removal of trees and large branches. They have the necessary equipment and skills to remove trees, even in difficult and hazardous situations. Tree surgeons may also carry out pruning, but their primary focus is tree removal.

Differences between an Arborist & a Tree Surgeon:

  • An arborist’s primary focus is the care and maintenance of trees, while a tree surgeon’s primary focus is tree removal
  • An arborist may have a broader range of skills and knowledge of tree care, while a tree surgeon has specialised skills and equipment for tree removal

So, which is Better?

It depends on the specific needs you have. If you’re looking for tree maintenance work, such as pruning or shaping, an arborist may be the better option for you as they are experts in tree biology and health and are trained to perform various tasks to keep them healthy and thriving. They have the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose tree problems, provide treatments and maintain the overall health of your trees.

On the other hand, if you require tree removal services, a tree surgeon may be a more suitable choice. Tree surgeons are trained to safely and efficiently remove trees, considering factors such as surrounding structures, utilities, and the size and weight of the tree. They are equipped with the necessary equipment and expertise to carry out complex tree removal projects with minimal disruption to your property.

Why Choose?

So, why choose between an arborist and a tree surgeon when you can have the best of both worlds? Summerland Tree Services is a fully qualified, insured, and locally owned and operated company. We’ve been providing arborist and tree removal services for over 20 years and have gained a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and a commitment to safety; you can trust us to take care of all your tree care needs.

To learn more about how we can help you manage your trees, get in touch with us via our contact form or call 0417 698 227 today for a free quote. We can help maintain the health and beauty of your surroundings and give you peace of mind knowing your trees are taken care of!