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At Precision Tree, we’ll always put your safety first. We won’t recommend harmful practices like topping. We will recommend beneficial practices like crown cleaning and deadwooding. Not sure what those terms mean? No problem, we’ll teach you. And, after we’re gone, you’ll feel safer around your trees.

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Having trouble figuring out what to do with your trees? Don’t know who to call? We’ll help you figure it out.

The math to help determine if you have the right tree service looks like this: 

what + why + how + when = who (to hire) 

What the heck does this mean? The right arborists will share their knowledge and understanding of tree pruning to ensure you get the results you want. They’ll help identify aerial hazards you may not see. And, no matter what, they’ll leave you and your property even better looking.

Let’s face it, tree work is a tough job. If you’re planning on tackling your own trees there’s a lot you’ll need to consider. An alternative option we’ll throw out there would be to call a tree service expert that works with trees every day.

Ugh. Big? Yup. Scary? You know it. Expensive? Probably. Who do you call? How do you know which tree expert to hire?

The WHAT—Right Tree, Right Place

A professional arborist will help review your landscape to make sure you’re getting the benefits from having the right trees in the right places. 

The first question to ask is, what purpose does this tree serve here?

Does the tree block your neighbour’s home so you can’t see him sunbathing naked in his backyard? Does the tree block your place so he can’t see you suntanning naked in your backyard? 

These are important questions to ask and a well-trained tree professional will be able to help you and implement a plan to make sure you continue to get what you want out of your trees.

The WHY—Right Tree, Right Reason

Another question a precise arborist will ask is, why are we going to work on this tree?

Sometimes it’s super obvious, like taking out that broken branch hanging over your newborn daughter sleeping in the stroller on your driveway next to your Ferrari. Or maybe that dead fir tree next to the house needs to be removed before the top snaps off and adds a skylight to your upstairs living room. 

Most of the time you know why you need tree work done. Which leads us to the next question….

The HOW—Right Tree, Right Techniques

You’ve decided it’s time to do something with your trees. You’ve had enough. You call a “tree guy” who advertises “professional tree services” and has a bunch of pictures of angry-looking men with chainsaws on his website. He shows up and you tell him what you want done. 

“Let’s top all these maple trees, cut them in half, so we get more light and less leaves here,” you tell him.

“OK, no problem. That’ll be $4,000,” he says.


When you hire a professional arborist, you tell him you need more light and less leaves in your backyard. Do you know the best way to achieve that goal? Did you know that topping trees will actually result in more leaves and less light in your yard? Did you know that topping trees will cost you more money down the road? 

Look, hiring that angry chainsaw guy to top your trees is great for his business because he knows he’ll be back in five years to “help” you again—by removing a bunch of hazardous trees. But, is that what YOU really want?

The WHEN—Right Tree, Right Time

Like that time when you bumped into your future spouse on that train platform, timing counts. When you hire true tree service professionals, they make sure your work is done at the right time. 

Most pruning can be done year-round but seasonal factors play in and should be considered. 

Does your declining cedar hedge need to be reshaped? Better not do it in the heat of summer. Let’s talk about mulching it and watering it before cutting anything and stressing it out more. 

How about the massive maple tree leaning over your house? Maybe we should take it down while there are still leaves on it so you don’t have to rake up all the leaves *again* this fall. 

The right arborist will make sure your tree work is done at the right time so your trees stay healthy and to get you the best value for your dollars.


By now the answer to “who” to hire to do your tree work should be less of a guess. If you don’t feel like you’ve been given the answers to the “what + why + how + when” tree problem you have, then I suggest the math “≠ who” to hire and you should call another arborist to make that a real equals sign. 

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OK, now for the mandatory plug. Our goal at Precision Tree Services Ltd is, literally, to make you smarter, safer and even better looking. Seriously. It’s why we wrote this article. 

Do you feel smarter? Do you feel safer? Did that smile make you a bit better looking? Damn right it did! 

If you still doubt, don’t take our word for it. Contact us to see what else we can do for you. 

And if this whole thing comes off too much like a bad episode of Mad Men then call another tree expert. We recommend calling Grow Tree Care because our owner James Flawith calls Grow when he needs tree care advice from people who really care about trees. They freaking rock and are a great resource for a second (or first) opinion. 

And of course, you can always fire up the YouTube machine and grab that ladder. But one quick tip about that: make sure to have a friend standing back waiting with “9-1-1” typed in his cell phone and his finger on the SEND button.

Hedge your bets if you’d like, or fill in the form for a free tree services quote in the Comox Valley from Precision Tree Services.