Consultations & Tree Inspections
With five ISA Certified Arborists on staff, Arbor Experts is uniquely qualified to provide consultations on any aspect of tree care.
If you’re concerned about anything to do with your trees, or even if you just have questions about how best to care for them or what to plant on your property, you can set up an on-site consultation with one of our Certified Arborists. We charge a reasonable hourly fee to visit your property, examine your trees and discuss your needs.
Our arborists can also provide an evaluation and appraisal of your tree(s) for insurance needs.
Why Schedule a Tree Inspection
We also recommend an annual tree inspection of all trees on your property.
Each year or two you probably visit your doctor for a check-up to make sure everything’s ok and to discuss any health concerns you may have.
It’s the same with trees.
A tree inspection allows us to identify any change in the tree’s health before the problem becomes too serious. By having regular inspections of mature trees (at least once a year), you can prevent or reduce the severity of future disease, insect, and environmental problems.
What Happens During a Tree Inspection?
During a tree inspection, our arborists look at many things to evaluate the vigor and health of a tree, including the four points below.
Is the tree producing new leaves or buds, and what do they look like?
A reduction in the extension of shoots (new growing parts), such as buds or new leaves, is a fairly reliable cue that the tree’s health has recently changed. To evaluate this, our arborists compare the growth of the shoots over the past three years to see whether there’s a reduction in the tree’s typical growth pattern. Obviously, we can’t do this unless the tree has had regular check-ups.
How do the leaves’ size and shape look? Does twig growth seem normal?
Anything out of the ordinary, such as spotted, deformed, discolored or dead leaves and twigs, can be signs of disease or insect problems that should either be treated or closely monitored.
Are there any signs of crown dieback (gradual death of the upper part of the tree)?
Further signs of poor tree health are trunk decay, crown dieback, or both. These symptoms often indicate problems that began several years before. Loose bark or deformed growths, such as trunk conks (mushrooms), are common signs of stem decay.
Any abnormalities found during a tree inspection are noted and our arborists will closely watch the tree(s) over time to determine if and when action should be taken.
If any problems are found that need immediate action, our ISA Certified Arborists will recommend treatments that are tailored specifically to the issues your trees are experiencing.