Urban landscaping has taken a definite turn towards greening of the surrounding. There was a time when urbanization means pouring cement on every parcel of land in a community.

Today however, more and more people are becoming aware and concerned with the environment. Urban planners are incorporating in their designs the “green community”, whereas they allot a portion of land to be planted with these plants along with structures to be built.

The new motto is that modernization should not be done at the expense of the environment. Concern for increasing pollutants in cities prompted our leaders to listen to the clamor of the people to preserve our natural resources. This has become very challenging to the urban planners. Albeit a welcome challenge, which comes with the growing population steadily climbing.

Thus, old and abandoned buildings are torn down to make way to an open space and park, where plants are reintroduced. Constructions of new roads and highways are diverted in favor of a plant as much as possible.

People have become wary of the extreme weather changes attributed to over harvesting. Foremost and most recent in memory are the devastations caused by flooding in various countries due to unnatural weather which inundations were also blamed on uncontrolled cutting. Not to mention the soil erosions, which resulted to landslides that buried, communities, and more often resulted to loss of lives.

Because of this new approach in urban planning, the need for an arborist has been in demand lately. They are the experts that provide the tree service. They specialized in the overall caring of individual plants, which make them ideal in urban setting. While Forestry is involved in the forest management and harvest, the arborist focused on the health and care for these nature blessings.

The importance of the tree service cannot be over-emphasized. It is their responsibility to trim the branches that are touching electric wires. The correct pruning to make sure that they remain healthy and live to maximum lifespan. As oppose to loggers, when you see an arborist with a chainsaw, he is not about to cut down these wonders of nature.

Instead he uses the equipment to remove decaying branches, or intrusion, or simply pruning it to make way for healthy shoot to grow. It is more like a surgeon’s scalpel rather than a killing instrument. Like a doctor, the arborist examines individual plants and introduces solutions to save them, such as providing structural support and elimination of parasites.