With ecology becoming the heated topic and more people turning to nature and bringing rural aspects into the urban lifestyle, urban gardening is gaining its popularity. Most people devoted to gardening are still just passionate lovers of greenery, flowers and generally the art of gardening, but the number of people turning to gardening due to ecology issues is increasing. Either way, the whole constantly growing industry is supporting modern gardening and horticulture activities bringing it closer to common people, and traditional horticulturists, such are the members of our company. Both branches involve people dedicated to working with greenery and plants and potentially landscaping, but some differences are essential.
Gardener, horticulturists or more than plant lover
By commonly quoted definition, horticulturists are people applying technology to cultivate plants, grasses and trees for food, beauty or recreation, but also people who study and improve all sorts of greenery. Translated into more practical, everyday form, these are the people cultivating their gardens, growing myriad of flowers, plants, shrubs or trees and turning this science into a unique form of art. Most gardeners possessing urban gardens grow greenery for ornamental reasons and use these gardens as an impressive addition to their home overall design and exterior. However, many people take this passion onto a higher level and focus onto specific sorts of plants, providing seeds and experimenting with combining varieties.
Arborists or tree surgeons
Tree surgeons or arborists are somewhat more specialized than horticulturists. These people also deal with greenery but mostly specialized in taking care of trees. Arborists are educated, skilled and experienced in wide range of tasks regarding all sorts of trees, which includes all from expert’s consultations to manual tasks, such as trimming, pruning, cutting off or planting. Tree surgeons know how to combine tree types with soil types properly, how to stimulate growth and health of trees, how to treat various diseases infesting trees and finally how to maintain growing tree to make it long lasting.
The role of tree surgeons in urban gardening
If you are the proud owner of urban garden and passionately devoted to your plants and horticulture, you might also benefit from consulting or hiring an arborist for professional help. These guys will help you plant adequate trees suitable for the type of soil in your garden and locate it at the optimal place. They will instruct you how to water and feed the trees to promote their growth and health, as well as what to avoid to protect it from damaging or infestation. Tree surgeons provide regular pruning, crown thinning or reduction, crown lifting to remodel the shape of your trees, cutting off lower and dead branches or cutting off and eliminating the whole tree if necessary. Tree doctors will inspire you to create unique landscaping surrounding tree trunks or covering tree roots and will generally provide high-quality maintaining of potentially the most important feature in your urban garden.