Advice for Choosing a Professional Arborist

April 29, 2022 4:06 PM

Spring storms can pose a serious risk to trees, which have the potential to damage property and even cause injury if left untended. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialist Jeff Iles suggests best practices for hiring an arborist who will safely tend and manage trees to protect property. When contemplating whether to hire an arborist, Iles recommends prioritizing safety. While homeowners may be able to easily prune a younger, smaller tree themselves, as trees get larger and limbs get heavier, the work becomes riskier. Pruning larger trees often requires special equipment and training, which the average homeowner may not have access to. Iles recommends hiring an arborist for any work that requires a ladder...

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