A tree service specialist is a person who is trained in identifying pests and diseases, and who is a professional in removing dead or diseased trees. With highly skilled rigging and climbing techniques, he will cut out excess or dead branches from trees to maintain good clear clearance for roads, sewers or utilities, and to enhance the overall look, value and aesthetic value of the area around the tree. If your tree is diseased, the specialist will apply a pesticide to kill off any of the pests.
There are a number of types of tree service specialists available and most specialize in certain kinds of trees. For example, a tree service specialist will generally choose the kind of tree he wants to work on depending on whether the tree is a single trunk or multiple trunk. A large tree service will generally be used in areas where it is difficult for a private owner to undertake the tree work needed.
As part of the training that is required to become a qualified tree service specialist, you must also study mathematics. This is because trees require a lot of maintenance and caring, not just for aesthetic reasons but also because they can take a lot of damage very quickly if mishandled. In addition to having to know what kind of trees needs to be tended to and how much work needs to be done, you will also need to have some idea about soil erosion and other issues that can occur when trees are left unattended.
You should also have knowledge of landscaping and be able to identify and treat various tree diseases, pests and insects. Knowledge of irrigation systems and landscape design is also very useful, as tree services must be able to provide the necessary materials for landscaping and designing the area around the tree.
As a qualified tree service specialist you will also need to have a license to operate your business, which is usually obtained at the county office for your county. You must also be bonded to guarantee you are not liable for anything that may happen while doing your job and to ensure that you will not be sued by a client if anything goes wrong.
A qualified tree service specialist should not only be able to inspect and repair your trees, but should also be able to plan out a long term maintenance plan for the trees. They should be able to plan out the time of year they will be doing work, where there will be times when maintenance is not necessary and others when all the work is to be done.