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Tree Surgeons vs Arborists: What is the Difference?

Understanding The Difference Between Tree Surgeons and Arborists

The main difference between an arborist and a tree surgeon is their studies. An arborist is a professional in the practise of arboriculture of trees and palms. They will be able to identify diseases in trees and give recommendations on which trees and plants will thrive in an environment due to climate and soil type.

A tree surgeon studies individual trees, shrubs, vines and other woody plants and is adept and experienced in safely felling, pruning, stripping, removing trees and providing emergency tree care.

One of the easiest ways to think of the difference between tree surgeons and arborists is if you think of them as medical doctors. If they were in a medical setting, an arborist would be a doctor and a tree surgeon would be a medical surgeon.

The arborist identifies the disease, studies the symptoms and makes recommendations such as referring them for ‘surgery’. The tree surgeon has the knowledge and experience to do a dangerous job with absolute precision.

When Would You Need An Arborist?

An arborist would be ideal if you want assistance in landscaping your garden and understanding which plants and trees would thrive in the environment based on the conditions. They can offer management advice for ensuring they are kept in the best condition.

An arborist is also useful in helping to identify any tree diseases and recommending the best way forward such as tree felling to prevent it passing to other trees or how a tree might thrive better with some pruning or relocation etc.

When Would You Need a Tree Surgeon?

A tree surgeon would be required when you need work carrying out on trees, bushes or plants in your garden. A tree surgeon is experienced in using dangerous machinery and has the knowledge and experience to be able to carry out tasks such as tree felling, pruning, crown reduction and other emergency tree care safely and expertly to prevent damage or danger to people and property as well as ensuring the tree is kept in the best condition.

What Services Do Essex Tree Brothers Provide?

Essex Tree Brothers are both tree surgeons and arborists so they can provide both of these services to you. As well as providing traditional tree surgeon services, we can also assist with planting and recommend species that will thrive well in your garden.

We can also diagnose tree diseases and advise you of the best action for moving forward as well as providing the accompanying tree felling or reduction should it be required.

For those looking for tree surgeons Maldon and throughout Essex, we are the perfect choice for a through service with care to detail. We’re a friendly, family run company with over 10 years of experience in tree surgery for both commercial and domestic clients.

If you would like to find out more about our services or book us for an appointment, call us now and we’ll be happy to answer any of your enquiries or organise a consultation. We provide an expert affordable service that has made us one of the leading tree surgeons in Essex.

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