When you look up the word ‘arborist’ on Google, the first definition that pops up is,
- a tree surgeon.
That’s not much of a description considering that arborists, are much more than that. They understand tree’s needs. Have a question about whether or not that mushroom growing on the trees side is safe or hazardous? Need to know if your tree needs to be pruned or if that pesky stump needs to be removed? Sometimes trees need another set of eyes. The answer is simple; consult with an arborist.
Refer to the list below to determine if you need to hire an arborist in Miami:
- If your tree is growing an unidentifiable fungi, weed, or mushroom.
- Stump is too close next to growing tree.
- Strange insects are living in your tree.
- Leaves are falling off too fast and/or not growing.
- Bark is falling apart quickly.
- Emergency tree care/ storm, weather disaster.
- There is a large cavity on your tree’s bark.
When hiring a Miami arborist, make sure they are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). You can do this by visiting FloridaISA.org.
Once you schedule an appointment with an arborist, understand that a consultation usually is charge by the hour. Upon arrival, the arborist may perform some tests to determine the alkalinity and acidity of the soil and take some samples to try to come up with a solution. Or simply looking at the state of the tree may be enough for an experienced Miami arborist.
Although not all municipalities in Miami require an arborist to complete tree work, hiring an arborist is the best way to guarantee your trees will be trimmed and cared for well. Trees are investment, and if not under the proper care, your precious greens can decay without you even knowing. And at the very worst, they hurt you or a loved one if the tree is hazardous. A Miami arborist can create an arborist letter or survey of your trees in order to let you know the health of your trees.
Lastly, when you’re looking to remove a tree for various reasons, hiring a Miami arborist to help you with the permit process is one of the best investments you can make. A proper arborist assessment will be your best ally when requesting a tree removal permit.
With all the said, B&G Property Maintenance is fortunate enough to have an ISA certified Miami arborist on staff: none other than the company’s owner, Benjamin Essig. If you’re in need of an arborist letter, an arborist assessment, or arborist survey, please contact us at 305-370-8176.