Figure out if you need an Arborist or a Psyciatrist
Dendrophobia is the word. It means fear of trees. It’s a real thing of course and alot of the time it’s good because occassionally things get smashed by trees.
The question we arborists face all the time is this---
“Is the tree Safe?”
We have to be able to answer the question because we are dealing with a public that possesses varying degrees of dendrophobia.
Here are 3 things to help you decide if the fear is well placed.
1-- Size?--its very big--
2-- Likely to fall? oh yeah
3-- Target--- if a tree falls in the forest….
NOT VERY HAZARDOUS
1-- Target?-- House
2-- Likelihood of failure?-- It fell proving that it was indeed very likely to fall.
3-- Size?-- big but not THAT big...
Check out this one...
#1-- How big?-- Damn big
#2-- Target value?-- OK pretty high isn’t it.
#3-- How likely?-- well it fell didn’t it……. But wait till you see why……
Tree Faller Mistake
(no it wasn’t me)
so long as you don’t cut down trees on a windy day.
Last but not least
#1-- How big?-- very big
#2-- Precious target?-- bedroom at night.
#3-- How likely?-- a little too likely….
DENDROPHOBIA REIGNS SUPREME
If you or someone you know suffers from symptoms of dendrophobia go through the simple 3 steps outlined in the examples above. This will help you decide if you need to see an arborist or a physiatrist.
Many of you should consult both.