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.
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.