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How to find a good Tree Surgeon

Your search for a good tree surgeon in your region starts with licensed companies who can cover the liability insurance. A licensed arborist can handle all the legal issues related to the forest preservation law and environmental issues. Insurance can take care of compensation for property damages in your home and the neighborhood.

Tree Surgeon Licensing – State Laws

The licensing law and procedure may vary in different states. For example, the Tree removal and Tree Care Operators Licensing Act are prevalent in New Jersey State. It was first implemented in 2010, followed by the Tree-Expert and Tree-Care-Operators Licensing-Law in 2017. These two laws consider the safety of customers and the residents staying around the vicinity of the trees being subject to surgery.

Tree Surgeon Insurance- Risk Management

Tree surgery involves risks of personal injury and property damages. In spite of taking personal safety measures, the probability of injury from falling branches, tools and equipment, and other debris can be high. Damages to your home and neighbor’s property (buildings and cars) should also be considered. The other coverage includes the public who may accidentally get injured (on the walking lanes, parking lots, etc).

You need to check whether the tree surgeon has renewed his insurance policy at present to cover all the probabilities. You can check on your contribution for the premium and ensure payment to stay covered.

Tree Surgeon – Certification

A certified tree surgeon will have to pass the state-sponsored examination for licensed tree expert. The International Society of Arboriculture certification is another mandatory requirement. They are also applicable for the employees working for the arborist.

These are the three primary criteria you should consider while searching for a professional tree surgeon in your region. We suggest you hire a local arborist within your town/city who is accessible and available 24X7. You can always contact him for post-surgical and emergency services without having to waste time waiting.

Tree Surgeon Search – Trusted Sources

The internet is a trusted source for arborist search. Local search engines can help you find the arborist with the license, insurance, and certification. Visit their website and read about services, infrastructure, experience, and expertise.

Customer reviews, testimonials, and ratings are important to assess and evaluate the quality and reliability of the arborist. Social media is a trusted platform where you can interact with the other customers and evaluate the tree surgeon. You can also talk to your neighbors and friends for taking references.

Tree Surgeon Selection – Interaction

One-to-One interaction with the arborist is the best-suggested method of selection. You need to select the most potential experts (2 or 3 companies) from your search.

  • Experience: An arborist with experience is a person whom you can trust for safety tree health preservation. He is a specialist in the visual examination, risk assessment, diagnosis, and control measures. He can prepare the groundwork in an organized manner before starting with the work. He plans his work and executes it according to a schedule. His first priority is always personal safety and property security. You can assess his experience when he inspects the trees in your garden that need surgery. You can also check the company’s license and startup dates to confirm their claim of experience.
  • Expertise: Tree surgery is more than cutting branches and thinning the crown. It involves preserving tree’s health and protecting it from diseases apart from reducing risks to people and property. Your first task is to determine the nature and scope of surgery needed for your trees. The next task is to evaluate the expertise of the tree surgeon in those aspects.
  • Equipment: An expert arborist will have a great inventory of tools and equipment for tree surgery, including the safety gears and gadgets for the The size and capacity of the equipment depending on the tree size, operation requirements and the safety aspects. It is very important to check the equipment age and efficiency to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the work.
  • Methods: There are many methods of accessing a tree while trimming, thinning and performing other surgical operations. The expert may use an elevated platform, climb up the tree, or use rope and ladder. He can determine the right method after inspection. Make sure he has the skill and experience.

Tree Surgeon- Specialization

Tree surgery methods vary, depending on the age, present health condition, infections and diseases, and the risks it poses. They also vary for the different tree species. Ask questions on aesthetics, enhancement, damage protection, weight balancing, size optimization, and protection of main branches.

The surgical methods for young and old trees will be different. For example, formative pruning is recommended for the relatively younger trees. Hedge trimming, crown thinning, and pollarding are some of the methods recommended for the relatively older trees.

The tree surgeon will recommend tree removal, only when it is beyond the scope of restoration through surgery. Then you can ask him about the assessed risks and the best method of removal. Make a note of all the suggestions he gives and gets a quote for the price.

Ask him about the recommended treatments to enhance the lifespan of your tree. A professional arborist will always suggest the best methods, only when he is sure of its longevity for at least a few years from now. Otherwise, he will tell you about the need to remove the tree today or in the near future before it turns into a risk factor.

Tree Surgeon – Compare

Compare the recommendations and price with at least two or three other arborist companies. Then you will know about the best methods for the trees in your garden. Then you can choose the best service provider and start with the tree surgery project with no hassles.

Tree Surgeon- Post Surgery

You need to inquire about what to do with the pruned tree branches and cut tree parts after the surgery. A professionally licensed tree surgeon will give the right suggestion that is legally valid and financially feasible for you.
Trozzo Trees & Care Ltd
9944 5 St SE
Calgary, AB T2J1L2



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How to tell if you need marriage counseling

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The first signs of the growing distance may show up when you prefer texting over talking. You spouse’s needs move from the top of the priority list to the middle or the end. The 20 minutes of dining table time may seem to stretch eternally. A few minutes of friendly conversation always ends in the conflict of ideas, goals, preferences, and tastes. Slowly but surely you may start avoiding each other, unless there is an urgent situation when a conversation becomes inevitable. Moments of physical intimacy start fading and stay only in your memory. Symptoms of irritation, resentment, restlessness, and discontentment start growing.

Hypersensitivity – Triggering Points

Analyzing the mistakes of your spouse becomes the top priority in your relationship. You wish the other person to be more understanding; loving, caring, and sacrificing (just like you). You never agree to disagree on the most trivial issues.


You always wish your wife could listen and understand you, rather than imposing her obsolete ideas onto your mind. But you may forget she is feeling the same way about you. Frequent conflicts about poor listening and understanding erupt between you. Sometimes you may try to avoid the argument by going into the silent mode. But the cold-war continues in your mind and heart. A small conflict of egos can trigger the eruptions again. You start tolerating each other than trying to understand.

Forgotten Commitments

The weekend outings and vacations seem to be too expensive and waste of precious time. You’d rather spend all the time on your projects and assignments than going out. Once in a blue-moon, you may agree for a “date”.  But you promptly forget the commitment and keep your spouse waiting at the restaurant or the cinema hall. What follows, is a nothing less than a tornado that could cause maximum damage to your relations.

Waning Attention

Wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, lover’s day, and the national spouse day remain only on the calendar or your personal diary. You hardly find time to greet and gift each other on many other important days. You feel your spouse has transformed into an insensitive and selfish person overnight. Unfortunately, your spouse has the same list of complaints on you.

Money Matters

You wish your spouse could be more generous when it comes to opening the wallet while spending for family needs. S/he always insists on you to pay for the pending bills. The idea of my money and your money grows stronger with each passing day of the marriage. You may feel your spouse is taking your hard work for granted.

Ultimate Reality

There could be many other triggering points of hypersensitivity that could drive your marriage to the edge force you to separate. The ultimate reality is that you have let your ego bloat too much for your spouse to tolerate. Well, it could be the other way also.

Are You Still in Love

In spite of all the conflicts, you may still love your spouse and want the relation to get better. The first step is to lower your guard (self respect, pride, ego or whatever you may call it) and talk to your spouse. Listen without bias and prejudice. Make a list of to-do tasks and prioritize your spouse’s needs and wants. Spend more quality time with each other. Take a break from your work and go out on a vacation. You may rediscover that hidden love for each other. Do it more than once until you feel enough is done.

Need for Counseling

Then you sit back and ask yourself a simple and straight question. “Do I want my  to continue and get better?” You may ask the same question to your spouse and know what s/he wants. If the answer is anything other than a “NO”, you will need marriage counseling.

Saying No may not necessarily mean a breakup. You can find many couples who start resenting each other so much that they feel separation is the only solution. But deep within their hearts they wish the other person should feel sorry and compromise.

Marriage Counseling Benefits

Marriage counseling is the psychological therapy which helps in identifying the cracks in your relations and finds long lasting solutions that work.

Marriage Counselor

The marriage counselor plays a neutral role between the two of you. The initial consultations may be done individually to make the expert understand your personality and traits. He may not ask you anything about your relations or the problems. His aim is to study both of you as individuals and note your strengths and limitations.

Seeds of Change

The marriage counselor sows the seeds of change in your mind and heart that sprout into tender saplings. Initially, you may feel offended and walking away from the sessions. It takes patience and persistence for the first few days to sit and listen to what the expert says.

The first seed of change is in the attitude. The therapist can root out the negative elements and direct the growing sprouts to the direction of light. Slowly but surely, both of you start responding to the therapy within a few days. The only criterion is an open mind and a loving heart.

Behavioral Therapy

The therapist will show you how to stop blaming each other and owning the responsibility of actions. Slowly he will teach you how to find the replicas of your own thoughts in your spouse. You may not speak the same “language” overnight. But you start responding to your spouse.

Overcome Negation

The points of negation will start reducing consistently, once you start attending the marriage counseling sessions. You agree to disagree on several aspects, and learn how to respect your spouse’s opinions. Your discussions over the dining table may not be romantic rendezvous always. But at least they cease to be the battlegrounds of ego.

Sustain Harmony

Very soon, the waves of harmony flowing between you and your spouse can be felt and experienced. The relationship gets restored to the level of normalcy. You willingness is the key that can open the toughest lock of resentment suspicion.

Living Well Counselling Services Inc.
4803 Centre Street Northwest #4,
Calgary, AB T2E 2Z6
(403) 695-7911