What do arborists do? How does pruning a tree help its health? When should you call an arborist for help? These are a few of the questions we frequently hear at Down to Earth tree care. Below, we have compiled some of these frequently asked questions, as well as their answers.

Why should I choose Down to Earth Tree Care?

With more than a decade of industry experience and the presence of a Victorian Tree Industry Organisation member, Down to Earth Tree Care is an accomplished and accountable team of arborists in Melbourne. Much of the industry is populated with unqualified tree loppers, who cut down trees first and ask questions later. Down to Earth provides more measured and honest advice to clients and only resorts to full tree removals when there is no other option. We also offer a broad range of services, including tree pruning, tree removal and stump grinding.

Is Down to Earth Tree Care Insured?

Yes! At Down to Earth Tree Care, we set ourselves apart from other tree arborists in Melbourne partially by way of our commitment to safety. Whether the job is a tree inspection, a tree pruning process or a full removal, we do everything we can to protect the safety of our workers, our clients and all nearby property or people. As part of this safety commitment, we are insured for up to $5,000,000.

Why should I have my tree pruned?

Like any other kind of plant, trees perform best when they receive the proper attention and care. Proper tree pruning can promote better tree growth, remove hazardous limbs, reduce leaf litter in your gutters and around your yard and let extra light reach your home or garden.

When is the best time to prune my tree?

You might only notice that your tree is becoming overgrown in the spring or summertime. However, the winter months provide the best time to prune any tree—evergreen or deciduous.

How to Identify a hazardous tree?

Identifying hazardous trees can be difficult because a tree can be dead or dying without necessarily being a hazard. In fact, at Down to Earth Tree Care, our arborists in Melbourne will often help homeowners prune and maintain dead trees so that they can remain standing — something that reckless tree loppers won’t do. Dead trees can still be beautiful and can continue giving native animals a place to live for years to come. Ultimately, to find out whether a tree is a hazard that needs to be removed, it is best to call Down to Earth Tree Care and schedule an inspection with our arborists.