What is Tree Surgery?

What Is Tree Surgery? Who Called For The Tree Doctor? Do trees really need surgery?

That sounds quite unusual as we often think of trees as strong and sturdy, that could withstand whatever nature throws at them. How else have they survived and live longer than any other living creature, right?

Yes, trees are living creatures too although they seem like lifeless statues. You were probably quite shocked to find that out in first school biology class when the teacher said trees were a type of species too.

For everything that’s living, there will always be a growing need for a professional who specialises in treating and keeping species healthy. Us humans have doctors, pets and animals have veterinarians, and trees have trees surgeons. To keep the world and all of its species safe will ensure a better future for the many generations to come.

If you’ve never heard of a Tree Surgeon, let’s briefly talk about who they are and what they do.

What Is A Tree Surgeon?

When you think of the word surgeon, you often are reminded of blood spilling everywhere as if it were from a horror story. Unlike any of those images that you imagine, it is quite different when it comes to operating surgery on trees. They don’t spill blood everywhere and don’t really bother if you cut off a branch or two.

Google’s definition of a tree surgeon is, “a person who prunes and treats old or damaged trees in order to preserve them.”

Tree surgeons are tree doctors, and like doctors, they must be highly skilled equipped with the knowledge of how the anatomy and physiology of trees/plants work. The work of a tree surgeon is more risky that requires good handling skills with heavy duty equipment.

Another name for tree surgeon is also known as Arborists.

Trees are an important organism that is part of the ecosystem, and yes, just like humans and animals, they are in need of specialists who can take care of them too.

What Tree Surgeons Do And How It’s Possible

Like we mentioned previously, a tree surgeon is “a person who prunes and treats old or damaged trees in order to preserve them.”, we get the general idea of what they do.

Everything that has to do with keeping trees healthy from the soil that is used to the old branches that are dangling on trees, a tree surgeon has to keep a keen eye out for. The job is a little more dangerous than your normal caretaker, especially when you have to be daring enough to go out and care for trees during a storm up.

It’s with the help of modern technology that really allows tree surgeons to perform their task more effectively and efficiently. Using these technology allows them to easily move a tree from a dangerous survival area to another more growth-friendly environment.

Conclusion:

If you are a tree lover or care a lot for trees, it could be a calling for you to join the movement of keeping trees alive and healthy as a tree surgeon.

As the world becomes more dependent on technology, it is evident that we see a lack of care for our ecosystem. Tree surgeons are in demand to help protect and preserve nature and in return make our planet healthier to fight against pollution.

If you think your garden needs help, give The Tree Musketeers (Bournemouth’s Specialist Tree Surgeons) a call on 01202 383940 

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In the event of a Tree Emergency, we have our own Tree Team on standby 24 Hours a day, 365 days a year, ready for that unsuspected event. Our highly skilled Arborists are trained and qualified to the highest level to deal with even the most challenging scenario’s that may occur across Dorset.

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Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made by a Local Planning Authority with respect to trees or woodlands. A tree that is protected by a TPO requires consent before any works on the tree are undertaken.

We here at The Tree Musketeers are always happy to provide you with free information regarding TPO’s and will also complete all necessary documentation and Applications for any scheduled work’s FREE of charge!

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Stump Grinding is a specialist service that we provide to remove any old or un-wanted stumps. This process is completed by our stump grinding machines that vary in size, from being capable of removing the very biggest of stumps on commercial projects to narrow garden gate access for small stumps typically found in your garden. The unwanted stumps are ground out and the mulch/chipping's that are generated is typically backfilled to fill the hole of where the stump was previously, leaving a perfect replanting area for a new tree or flat base for new grass.

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