There is an enormous number of trees in our community and throughout Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. To the homeowners who own and care for them, they represent a significant investment and bring great value to their properties.
Their beauty we often take for granted, but there are many benefits that go unnoticed such as shade, filtering clean air and improving oxygen, control erosion, filtering rainwater and even providing habitats for local wildlife.
For the past several years, the area’s trees have been under siege by many damaging pests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Spotted Lanternfly. To assure your trees remain healthy, it is vital that a professional tree care expert inspects them.
Only a Certified Arborist can provide a professional inspection, accurate diagnosis, and recommendation of an effective treatment plan to rid them of insects and disease.
“We have seen increasing demand from residents from Media to Pottstown and just about every town in between in need of quality tree care looking for an experienced arborist, said John Rogalsky, Certified Arborist at Rick’s Plant Health Care. “The media has helped bring some of these issues to light, and we have seen increasing demand from residents from been providing inspections to confirm and treat for these damaging insects when appropriate”.
Trees, like people, need regular checkups. A certified arborist has spent time learning, experiencing and becoming certified through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). A certified arborist knows what to look for when he inspects your property’s trees.
Consumers are much smarter these days and, in most cases, realize the need for qualified professional to diagnose and treat and that a tree removal company are no longer considered a viable option.
Indeed, a certified arborist promotes tree health care and longevity and whose goal is to prevent others from “hacking down a tree” to make a buck.
When is the proper time to do a tree inspection?
So, we know who should be inspecting your trees but when should it be done? The only way to answer that question is as it relates to the frequency of inspection and that is at least once a year.
When is less important than how often. Homeowners that schedule yearly inspections may be the ones that have little or no damage to their trees from the villains mentioned earlier. Often times, homeowners will wait until a favorite tree begins to wilt or starts to drop its leaves at an uncommon time of year. When we are called to rescue the tree, often there are treatments we can employ but occasionally, the problem goes undetected or ignored, it becomes when undetected time to call “the guy with the chainsaw”.
We will again have the attack of the spotted lanternfly come summer but don’t panic. There is still time for you to schedule an arborist visit to inspect your trees for possible damage due to insects, disease or even damage from the winter gone by. Having an inspection in the next week isn’t necessary but before it becomes a passing thought, give us a call to get time on the books for us to visit, inspect and speak with you about the current health of your extended family. You could be heading off a serious issue or even better, we may give your trees an excellent bill of health and you can rest at ease.