Trees play a vital role in our environment, as they remove carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, and aid in the reduction of stormwater runoff. But as vital as they are, trees can also be deceiving. They may look strong and stable, but they can actually be quite fragile. For example, if insects or decay have penetrated into the wood, your tree could be weakened because of what is happening on the inside. Imbalanced growth can also contribute to stability issues within a tree.
Trees play an important role in our ecosystem, so it’s best to keep them as healthy as possible by getting an assessment. An experienced arborist will know what is needed to minimize risk without unnecessary removal.
Why you should get a tree assessment
A tree assessment is essential to identify weak structure, cavities from animals and potential decay; some of those things that can be deceiving at first glance. A tree assessment includes an evaluation of the roots and whether they are damaged or if the tree needs nutrients or SoilCare treatments. These problems would go unnoticed without a certified arborist calling attention to them.
Neglecting to have your trees properly assessed can allow small problems to turn into serious issues. Seventy to ninety percent of all plant and tree problems are due to environmental factors and poor management.
Trained professionals will know how to properly inspect your trees by paying attention to issues with key structural areas, such as:
- Root rot
- Structural cracks
- Insect infestation and disease infection
- Included bark
- Leaning trees
A quality tree assessment will include immediate action items while providing you with a long-term plan for improving the longevity of your tree. A tree can provide decades of beauty, and an assessment offers some serious return on investment.
What we’ll look for in our assessment
Making sure the trees on your property are healthy and safe is always important. The Jones Brothers team can assess your trees regularly, if possible yearly, to help detect and prevent health and structural problems. We’ll look at the branches, trunk, soil, roots, canopy, leaf color and mulch. Our assessment will open your eyes to what’s unhealthy and perhaps unsafe.
After our careful evaluation, we will make recommendations on how to better safeguard the health of your trees and plants. These recommendations may include trimming and pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection, tree removal, insect and disease management, and fertilization.
Our certified arborists keep safety and the longevity of a beautiful-looking landscape top of mind. By contacting us for a yearly tree assessment, you’ll not only help your trees, but you will also reduce long-term damage.