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One glance around the natural world and you can see that mother nature has a wisdom of her own. Natural ecosystems tend to thrive by themselves without the need for human intervention. However, in the places where human activity and natural ecosystems meet, there is often the need for intentional intervention based on good environmental stewardship. That’s where certified arborists do their best work. The principle of good arboreal work is based on conservational practices that allow human activity and nature to thrive together.
At VI Tree Service, our arborists have a combined experience of over 50 years. Not only are they experienced with all aspects of tree care, since tree services can be dangerous, but they also continue to seek certifications to keep them and their helpers safe. They have taken special training to work around power lines and earned a Treecare Safety Certification from the Tree Care Industry Association.
Arborists are responsible for all aspects of plant health care. Emphasis is usually put on the safe removal of trees or trimming processes but an arborist’s scope of work extends beyond that. An arborist is trained to know the nutritional requirements of various species of local trees. Sunlight and moisture levels are important aspects that can be controlled by an arborist. If problems arise, an arborist has a keen eye to notice symptoms manifested in a tree, like fungal growth or insect problems.
At VI Tree Service in Nanaimo, we have experienced staff including arborists that are certified through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Getting certified as an arborist means that a person has undergone at least 3 years of fieldwork on trees or an equivalent training program plus taken courses that prepared them to pass tests for ISA certification. This means that arborists have hands-on experience with tree service as well as book training in tree care.
It can be stressful trying to decide if a tree should be removed. Trees represent a lot of time and energy on their parts to grow and it can be difficult to decide to undo all that hard work. But, there are times when it is necessary to remove a tree. Some reasons for needing to remove a tree can include:
When you decide that you need to remove a tree, it is important that you work with a company that is committed to safety. At VI Tree Service, we take special precautions beyond what is required to perform your job safely. We are licensed, insured and bonded for your protection so that even if something went wrong, you would still be protected.
Tree trimming and pruning are some of the best techniques to allow trees and manmade structures to occupy the same place in harmony. Trees have a tendency to grow into open spaces where they can have access to fresh air and sunshine. Unfortunately, those open spaces are usually occupied by homes and utility lines. Routinely, arborists will come in and trim back trees that threaten to damage structures or interfere with electricity transmission.
Good tree pruning practices actually allow the tree to grow stronger. During pruning, trained arborists will remove sucker sprouts and overgrowth that divert nutrients away from strong, growing portions of the tree. By pruning trees, the arborist restores shape to the tree and encourages the tree to become healthier and stronger.
Most people know what a tree stump looks like because they have seen trees removed and stumps left to decay on their own. You’ve probably noticed that tree stumps take a long time to disappear when left to nature to deal with them. You might have even seen stump try to regrow limbs after the trunk is removed.
Stump grinding is beneficial for a variety of reasons, the best of which is that the stump can be dealt with in less than an hour instead of multiple years. When the technicians at VI Tree Service perform a stump grinding, we will remove the stump down below the level of the ground to make sure it doesn’t grow back.
After the stump is ground away, you can decide what to plant in its place. Within a matter of weeks, the area where the stump was will be completely healed.
Emergencies don’t happen at convenient times. That’s why they are called emergencies. At VI Tree Service, we understand that trees don’t always have problems during our regular business hours. That’s why we keep crews on standby at all hours of the day to respond to any emergencies.
Bad weather is the leading cause of tree emergencies. An emergency would be described as any time your home, power lines or roadways are damaged by trees. Our crews are ready to dispatch at a moment's notice to come and stabilize the situation. Once the area is safe, we will return to finish cleaning up the job so you don’t have to worry about anything.
If you’re planning a big construction project, the first step will be site preparation. Trees and underbrush will need to be removed and the building site graded before foundations can be laid. Don’t try to figure out lot clearing by yourself. Let the professionals at VI Tree Service help. Our services are superior to other tree services because we love preserving the natural aspects of any building site.
We can help you layout your site by being selective about what trees need to be removed and what trees should stay. By leaving mature trees, the footprint of your building will be smaller and the space will immediately feel more natural and welcoming.
VI Tree Service has been helping residents of Nanaimo with their trees since 1990. Our team of arborists have over 50 years of combined experience. Call today at 1 (844) 884-8733 for help with any tree service you may need.