Branching out? What are tree surgeons?
It is often asked what a tree surgeon does and whether or not they’re doctors. Tree surgeons or arborists, to give them their technical name, undertake many services but essentially they’re involved in the care and maintenance of trees.
Trees are living organisms, are an ecosystem themselves and are thus a fundamental part of the environment. However, conflicts between trees and people often arise. This can be due to a tree’s natural growth or its failure due to adverse weather conditions. Alternatively conflicts can result from human activities impacting on the tree. In either case it’s a tree surgeon’s job to resolve conflicts to ensure the safety of people and property as well as maintain the health and welfare of trees.
Tree surgeons, are like a doctor, they need to be highly skilled to perform operations such as deadwood removal and have an understanding of how the patient, the tree, works.