About ArboristMy

yard-treeTom Treeman is the name and trees are my game.  Well, maybe game isn’t the right word to use but I do have an interest in trees and how they enhance a piece of property.  There are tons of different types of trees and I’ll tell you right now, that I know about 1% of them.  But this site isn’t as much about specific trees as much as it’s about how to preserve them, care for them, and how they make your property look better.

I mentioned this in another place but I’ll state it again here… I’m not certified or trained to provide any sort of tree service.  The information that you find here is from books, magazines, professionals that I’ve talked to, stuff I’ve found on Youtube, and the experience I got from working on family’s and friends’s properties.

So I’m putting this little project together just to share some stuff that I like to talk about.  The sole purpose of it is to entertain… those who are easily entertained by such stuff.

Whatever information you find here you should take it with a grain of salt.  I would recommend that you check it, double check it, and then check it again.  If you find different opinions or directions about something (you definitely will) just ask a certified professional.  He or she will definitely be able to clear up any confusion you may have.  And after you get the information you’re looking for share it with me here.  I enjoy this stuff and would be happy to have a learning moment.

While I have you here, though, I’d like for you to consider a few things if you’re thinking of planting trees:

Will your new tree have to compete with larger trees in the area for food, water, and sunlight? If so, can you supplement resources to meet the needs of your tree?

Is the area big enough for the tree? If not, when and how much tree pruning is required to comfortably train it to be the size and shape you want it?

I was at a local tree farm one day looking to purchase a few trees for planting. The owner straight away asked me these questions and I was at a lost for words because I hadn’t considered them.  I just wanted to plant some tree.  Needless to say that I didn’t leave with any trees that day.  I went back and looked at the area where I wanted to plant the trees while at the same time considering the questions.  The next day I was able to confidently talk to the owner about what I wanted.  I also found out that I only had space for one tree to grow properly.

There’re certain things to be considered before you plant your trees and choosing the right tree species and style of pruning that best fits into your landscape will prevent many problems down the road. Also, if want assistance and advice on any type of tree job it may be a good idea to get the help of an Arborist.  That would be easier, will save you some time, and headache.