Why You Should Hire an Arborist
Trees are one of nature’s greatest assets. The fact is, earth without trees would mean a world without oxygen. Every single living creature on this planet is able to live thanks to every single tree. In addition to that, trees provide us with shade on hot, sunny days, give us beautiful scenery to gaze upon during the autumn months, and beautify our properties.
For the most part, trees grow well on their own. However, there are some instances when you may need to hire an arborist to help you take care of those trees on your property. Whether a tree needs trimming, cut down, or you wish to save a sick tree from dying, a trained arborist can provide the service you require.
If you’re in need of tree service in the Greater Bay Area, West Valley Arborists offers comprehensive tree services that include pruning, tree removal, hazardous tree removal, tree planting, deep root feeding, cabling and bracing, tree fertilization, and much more. Additionally, West Valley Arborists are very knowledgeable about the local tree planting and removal permits and processes, so you don’t have to worry about code issues down the line.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Great company to work with. Simon communicated well and arrived on time to provide an estimate to trim back several trees in our front yard. His crew showed up promptly as scheduled, and the project was completed, clean and professional.
Santa Clara, CA
West Valley Arborist did wonderful job on our oak tree. It looks amazing and we get complements eryday. They were very professional and took their time to do best work. We would definitely use them again in future. They did all the trimming of the huge tree, clean up and deep roots watering.
Los Altos, CA
West Valley is great. I heard great things about them from San Jose. Thought they would be much more expensive. But their quote was less then most of the other companies. And they did a great job. Communication was great and they finished the job on time
The Difference Between an Arborist and a Landscaper
The average person is unaware that there is a huge difference between an arborist and a landscaper, while others may have never heard the term before now. But there is a huge difference between the two and, depending on what your needs are, this article will give you a better insight into what an arborist does versus a landscaper.
In the traditional sense, landscaping involves tasks that include landscape and hardscape installation, as well as general lawn care, maintenance, and water irrigation installation. Landscapers also do things like gardening, mulching, and at time minor shrub and tree pruning.
Those who work in the arboriculture industry work solely with trees. This work involves caring for aging trees, pruning, cabling, bracing, tree removal, stump grinding, among much other tree-related work.
Why It Is Important to Hire an Arborist for Tree Care
It’s crucial home and business owners know the difference between a trained and certified arborist versus a landscaper offering “tree services” due to safety reasons. Our arborist are highly trained and experienced in dealing with tree-related service needs. On the flip side, landscapers will not have the correct equipment or training to do the job safely or correctly.
Tree service involves a number of hazards and can present challenges that need to be handled by those who have been trained to deal with those specific issues.
When You Should Contact an Arborist
Below are some of the primary reasons why you should contact an arborist.
The staff at West Valley Arborists can determine the type of pruning your tree needs to improve its health, appearance, and keep it safe from damage. Pruning is needed when tree limbs:
Interfere with utilities or structures
Are diseased or insect-infested
Are dead, weak, or decayed and pose a risk of falling
Obstruct streets or sidewalks
Have been damaged by storms
Will increase light penetration
Reduce wind resistance within the canopy (usually done before removal)
Planting trees are is one of an arborist’s favorite tasks. We can recommend species of trees that best suite your situation and location. Planting the wrong tree in the wrong area can lead to future issues, such as poor growth, lack of growing space, insects, and even diseases that affect the tree.
West Valley Arborists will gladly assist you in removing fallen trees or branches after a heavy storm to keep further damage from happening.
Tree Removal and
Emergency Tree Care
Strong winds, lightning, ice, and heavy snow can cause trees to become damaged. Limbs or the entire tree may fall on structures, vehicles, or power lines.
Trees and even large branches can weigh a lot, making removal quite dangerous in most circumstances.
Our teams serve the Greater Bay Area and will gladly travel to San Jose, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Livermore, Pleasanton, and many additional nearby cities