Trees are living and breathing organisms and, just like us, they sometimes need a health care professional. Tree health doesn’t always seem that complicated, but it really can be. There is so much that can go wrong that you might not be able to spot if you haven’t studied tree health. Well-maintained, mature trees can account for an important portion of a home’s market value and curb appeal.
A professional tree service can provide a tree health and tree risk assessment, helping you spot potential weaknesses before they become major problems. Preventive tree care can save thousands of dollars in potential damage or expensive removal services. Regular tree health evaluations can catch changes in a tree’s health and vigour before a disease, insect, or environmental problem becomes too serious to address.
- Ideally, mature trees should be inspected at least once a year to assess tree health and vigor looking at leaf size, twig growth, growth of reaction wood and presence of crown dieback.
- Reduction of normal growth is a fairly reliable cue that the tree’s health has recently changed, and an experienced arborist can look at twig growth from past years to determine whether there is a reduction in the tree’s growth pattern.
- Loose bark, deformed growths, and conks (mushrooms) are common signs of stem decay and should be inspected further to determine the extent of decay. Any abnormalities found during Tree Health Evaluations, such as insect activity and/or spotted, deformed, discolored, or dead leaves and twigs, should be noted and monitored closely. As part of a Tree Health Evaluation, a plan with details of tree care practices will be developed to maintain or increase health of the tree.
During tree safety inspections, our experts combine a visual inspection and creative technology to identify existing damage and potential risk. If you are interested in getting a checkup for your tree, we will work with you to create a maintenance plan for any problems that we do find. Call us and we will be happy to give you peace of mind about the health of your trees.