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Three Tree Assessment Tips

The Value of Tree Assessment


Speaking of tree assessment and property risk management, there are three main factors when trying to evaluate the real risk of property damage or personal injury in regarding your over all landscape health.

1. What is thе likelihood  fоr tree or limb to fail.

Assessment is based the chance of the entire tree, or part of the tree will break or fall during a given period of time. A qualified arborist will considering the species, habits of growth in a species, advancement of decay of the tree, tree species, root location & condition, the past issues of the tree, the lean of the tree and the proximity to other trees or buildings.

2. Whаt type of еnvіrоnmеnt does the tree exist that may cause it to fail.

Tree fail primarily do to storm damage. Seasonal high winds, changes to the surrounding tree and soil structure depending on the slope of the land, must be considered. When adjacent trees fail are uprooted or are removed, the remaining trees may have compromised integrity of soil and increased exposure to strong winds. Root loss from nearby trees loosen the soil or spread disease to a previously healthy tree.

3.  What property or injury may occur from a limb or tree failure

Trees are thought of as permanent, but all trees grow, shed not only leaves, but limbs over time and eventually die. Without proper assessment, you are putting at risk not only other adjacent tree and buildings, but you are putting at risk the potential for an injury to a passing animal or person when a tree fails. Without regular checkups and a plan of maintenance, usually it cost more to bring your property back into a state of health and safety.

In conclusion the adage “a stitch in time saves nine”, might be a good fit to consider in regards to your tree assessment and a plan of yearly ongoing maintenance.

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