“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul” – Alfred Austen.
For any house proud homeowner, making the place you live, and in-turn your garden, the way you want it takes a lot of time and effort. If you want to become self-sufficient or at least create meals using your own produce, growing vegetables is a wonderful hobby – no matter what your age and can even be mastered by those who aren’t the most ‘green-fingered’. Similarly, seeing flowers and other vegetation you’ve planted bloom, will make your garden feel like an idyllic haven that you will want to relax in when the weather is beautiful.
When it comes to landscaping, and more specifically tree surgery however, it’s important to use a service that you trust can do a good job. An arboriculturist (what tree surgeons are also known as) is an extremely specialised career, that requires unquestionable skills and accuracy that many people cannot master without full training. There is a range of arboriculture businesses such as Fair Oaks Tree Services that specialise in a range of landscaping, tree surgery and more. No matter where you are in the world, tree surgery will transform your green space into something you will want to show off to your friends and family.
So what is exactly is tree surgery?
A tree surgeon has the responsibility of pruning, felling and planting trees, as well as taking care of them and maintaining them. They asses the danger and hazards of the trees in the specific area, and cut them back to ensure they impose no threat. An incredibly dangerous occupation, it probably isn’t for the faint-hearted. Using specialist ropes, helmets and other equipment, there is an undeniable artistry in how they can revitalise a garden or space to look brand-new.
The art of arboriculture was created in the early 19th Century by keen agriculturist John Davey. Throughout the years, it has advanced enormously to introduce state-of-the-art machinery and clever techniques. Businesses that offer tree surgery can also usually offer services such as hedge trimming and stump removal, that are essential to most gardens or green areas.
A qualification held by many tree surgeons is an NPTC, which is an awarding body that includes horticulture, conservation and more. When you are searching for a tree surgeon, you can also look out for if they are approved by the International Society of Arboriculture or the Arboricultural Association. Also, ensure that you read testimonials before choosing.
Keeping on top of the gardening may seem like a lengthy task at times (and for those who are less green-fingered, perhaps a chore). But with the help of a tree surgeon, your garden or land will remain enchanting throughout the seasons. For those looking to transform their garden, it will make it look neater and less overgrown – ready to welcome in those visiting your own personal sanctuary.
This is a contributed post.