A Day in the Life of a Kingsport Arborist

life of an arborist

life of an arboristJohnson City, and Kingsport TN

Solving problems or getting help means finding the right professional. If your child gets sick, you take them to the pediatrician. If something happens to your pet, you go to the veterinarian. If your tree gets damaged, develops a disease, or becomes infested by insects, consider hiring an arborist to help. Arborists are tree experts—professionals with the knowledge and expertise to treat a wide array of tree problems. At Promier Tree, our arborists in Kingsport have experience working with all the common types of trees in East Tennessee. To learn more about arborists and what they do, let’s take a look at what an average working day in the life of an arborist might look like.

  • Planning and then cutting: Tree pruning is necessary for trees on your property, whether residential or commercial. Pruning helps your tree stay healthy and strong while bolstering its structural integrity and improving its overall aesthetic. If your trees need to be pruned, trust this work to a professional tree service company in the Tri-Cities, like Promier Tree, that employs ISA-Certified arborists. Certain companies may damage your lawn and the ground while pruning your tree: damage from heavy equipment on the lawn or damage from falling limbs. Arborists plan out every aspect of tree pruning before it begins. This often entails using pulleys, also known in the business as blocks, to tie off limbs and guide limbs as they fall.
  • There’s plenty of risks: Promier Tree suggests hiring certified arborists because the job requires using power tools, handling the hazards of tree limbs falling, and conducting the work high above the ground. Data compiled by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) shows that a tree trimming accident occurs once every eight days—and that nearly 80 percent of those mishaps result in death. Keep in mind these statistics only come from incidents reported by professional tree companies that are mandated to be reported if they result in death, hospitalization, amputation, or the loss of an eye. Other, more minor trauma is likely to go unreported—as is any incident where a homeowner attempts to work on their trees themselves. Arborists have the experience and training to work safely with high-powered tools at great heights and are aware of the potential risk associated with their profession.
  • Physics is a must: You’re 50 feet in the air, tied to a tree by a harness, using a chainsaw to remove heavy limbs from a tree. There are other members of your team below you. How do you know where to make the cuts? This is where a knowledge of physics comes into play. Understanding how to prune trees without damaging equipment or harming people below allows an arborist to do this work, or oversee it, with precision so that the limbs fall safely away from other people and property.

ISA-Certified Arborists in Kingsport

At Promier Tree, our staff experiences several highly-trained arborists, each of whom has been certified through the International Society of Arboriculture. Our arborists can come to your residential and commercial property to perform a risk assessment, conduct an appraisal of the value of the tree, diagnose your trees for disease or infestation, or provide a plan to preserve your trees if a construction project is planned. If you have any tree-related needs, call us at (423) 765-2626 to schedule a consultation with one of our professional arborists.

Promier Tree is proud to serve our residential and commercial customers in the areas of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, TN.