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Arboriculturist: a challenging profession

Arboriculteur - Émondage SBP

What’s an arboriculturist?

Being an arboriculturist is a profession that involves the care of trees through various techniques including pruning, trimming and felling. It goes without saying that this profession requires specific technical know-how and multidisciplinary skills in order to carry out interventions that are both safe and respectful of the natural development of the tree.

Various skills…

The tree pruner must master a variety of knowledge such as physiology, botany and tree biology. He must also take care of the specificities of each species in order to proceed effectively without causing undesirable consequences. In addition, he must know the pathologies as well as the different harmful species (fungi, parasites, insects, etc.) that can attack the trunk, branches and leaves.

Due to his work at heights and the use of sharp materials, the climber pruner is exposed to different risks of injury. This job requires good physical ability and endurance. For this reason, the pruner is obliged to undergo theoretical and practical certified training.

Why call on an arborist?

For a periodic maintenance of your green space, to limit the growth of branches or to treat any diseases your tree may face, the arborist intervenes for you to solve these problems in accordance with the rules of the profession.

Pruning

Pruning means cutting off tree branches to control its growth for a variety of reasons:

Avoid shading: This favours the penetration of light into the bottom branches, which stimulates the photosynthesis process and minimizes the risk of humidity, as well as the development of fungi and other harmful species.

Stimulate fruit growth: Proper pruning will stimulate fruit production and the growth of branches and leaves.

Monitor the phytosanitary status: Pruning can detect abnormalities, remove damaged branches and counteract contagion.

Beautify appearance: pruning is also useful for restoring the tree’s natural shape, preserving its aesthetics and reducing the possibility of damage during storms. Equipped with proven know-how and listening to his customers, the pruner begins with a general observation of the tree and environment to determine the objectives of his intervention.

Felling

In some cases, felling the tree is the only way to eliminate a tree that is too old, too sick or poorly implanted.

After carrying out the necessary inspection, the arborists’ team is able to propose different techniques, depending on the circumstances, for efficient and safe felling:

• Felling of the tree starting with its top;

• Felling from the base;

• Using a basket.

Concerned about leaving behind a clean environment, the arborist takes charge of the collecting and shredding of branches and all debris following his intervention.

To take advantage of a quality, state-of-the-art service or to find out more about your arborist’s services, don’t hesitate to contact your experienced Émondage SBP company.