Despite all the advanced pesticides and feeding options available, the most effective tool arborists have for keeping trees healthy is also the simplest: regular property inspections. When your trees are inspected twice a year, it allows us to identify potential problems and treat them before they require costly interventions. Our inspections also offer our customers the opportunity to learn about the trees on their property. Wondering why your maple’s leaves turn bright red in the summer instead of the fall? Trying to figure out how to get your mulberry tree to produce more fruit? We can answer all of your questions.
Here’s what you need to know about tree inspections.
What Happens During a Tree Inspection
Whenever you look out a window or enjoy dinner al fresco, you see your trees. But when was the last time you really looked at them? With a property inspection, our professional Certified Arborist will walk through your property with you (or without you, if you prefer), thoroughly examine your trees and shrubs to assess their health, and discuss with you solutions for any problems we identify and also treatments to help your trees thrive.
Although we can perform tree inspections in the summer or winter when needed, the ideal time of year is in the spring or fall, as both of these seasons are critical for plant health. Because preventive care is key when it comes to landscaping, we recommend annual property inspections to keep your trees and shrubs looking their best year after year.
Tree Inspection Cost
The cost of a tree inspection with a Certified Arborist depends on the size of your property and the number of trees and shrubs that need to be inspected. As you can imagine, a standard lot in a subdivision with three or four trees takes much less time to inspect than a country estate, so we adjust our prices accordingly. When you call to schedule a property inspection, we’ll provide you with a cost estimate.
Other Times When Tree Inspections Are Necessary
While annual property inspections are important, there are some other circumstances in which you may want to have a Certified Arborist come out to inspect your trees:
- When Buying a Home – Not all home inspectors take the time to look at the trees on a property—in fact, most don’t. They may tell you if a tree needs to be trimmed to provide more clearance, but they may not spot signs of Emerald Ash Borer infestation or realize that a tree is diseased or decayed and needs to be taken down as soon as possible. You can potentially save thousands of dollars by identifying costly tree problems and having them taken care of before you close on your sale.
- When Pests Are in the Neighborhood – If your neighbor has Emerald Ash Borers or Spotted Lanternflies, it’s a good idea to be proactive and schedule a tree inspection to ensure the infestation hasn’t hit your property.
- After a Major Storm – Your trees may look fine after a severe storm comes through, but damaged branches can fall days and even weeks after a storm, creating a hazard for your home and your family.
Learn More About Tree Inspections
If you’re ready to book a tree inspection, contact Rick’s Plant Health Care at 610-840-2655 or request a quote online.