Why hire a qualified pruner?

What is a pruner?

A tree pruner is a person technically trained to climb a tree and provide pruning care, either to integrate the tree into the infrastructure or to clean it of diseased or decaying elements. Basically, like a plumber, a mechanic or a health technician, a tree pruner must know the appropriate work techniques and the elements that make up his or her work subject: the tree.

Why hire a tree pruner?

A tree pruner is therefore a specialist in carrying out structural and/or sanitary interventions on a tree. Climbing using ropes and retention mechanisms to prevent falls or uncontrolled descents (with the help of pulleys, slings, etc.), pruning and trimming a tree, which requires general knowledge of botany and tree mechanics, are apprenticeships that are specific to the tree trimmer.

Why graduate?

Diplomas in pruning are available in Quebec. Training and obtaining a diploma in pruning is a guarantee, if the standards taught are respected, of work carried out by a professional in his or her trade.

Trees, like the vast majority of plants growing in urban environments, have to thrive in a difficult environment, with water and nutrient supplies sometimes low. But what sets them apart from other plants is their height and composition.

Wood has mechanical properties that enable trees to reach respectable heights, requiring the tree pruner to have specific knowledge of botany, since trees are also composed of living cells, and of mechanical strength. The pruner's duty is to preserve and secure the urban forest.

The tasks for which you should deal with a professional pruner are ;
-Training pruning,
-Securing the structure,
-Controlled felling or dismantling by retention (a tree in an urban environment generally has to be dismantled piece by piece, with branches and parts of the trunk roped off for lowering to the ground),
-Application of soil improvers (compost)
-Hedge trimming