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Is an Arborist and Tree Surgeon the same thing?

When we talk about tree felling or any sort of tree maintenance, tree surgeons and arborists are the professionals we need to call, but aren't they one and the same thing?
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The short answer is-No, they are not.

The terms “arborist” and “tree surgeon” are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. Both professions have the same goal, which is to maintain the health and safety of trees, but there are some differences in their roles and responsibilities.

Arborists are professionals who specialise in the care of trees, including planting, pruning, and tree removal. They are trained and certified to identify and diagnose problems, implement solutions, and provide ongoing maintenance to ensure the long-term health of the tree.

On the other hand, tree surgeons are typically more focused on the removal and surgical treatment of trees. They may be called in to remove trees that have become dangerous due to disease, or to perform a surgical procedure to fix a damaged or diseased tree.

While both professions require a deep understanding of tree biology and care, arborists are generally considered to be more focused on the overall health of the tree, while tree surgeons are focused on specific issues that may require surgical intervention.

Ultimately, the choice between hiring an arborist or a tree surgeon will depend on the specific needs of your trees. If you’re looking for ongoing care and maintenance, an arborist may be the better choice. If you need a tree removed or treated for a specific issue, a tree surgeon may be the right fit.

In any case, it’s important to work with a trained and certified professional to ensure the health and safety of your trees we can help,  have a chat with one of our friendly professionals and they will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

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