You schedule thorough inspections for your car, your new home, and your own health. Regular inspections can be quite helpful and that applies to your beautiful trees as well. Inspections are necessary to detect existing and potential issues before they become more significant problems that often require time and money. Investing regularly in tree inspections can prevent you from needing to remove damaged or unhealthy trees in the future due to disease or another pest. So what do regular tree inspections by a certified expert involve, and what can they do for you? Read on to find out more.
What Is a Tree Inspection?
A tree inspection involves careful inspection of your property’s trees and is conducted by arborists. During the examination, the arborist evaluates the tree’s structure and surrounding soil. They will determine the tree’s overall health by inspecting every aspect of the tree’s condition including bark, branches, leaves and other environmental factors.
Diagnose Tree Infections Early
Just like your annual doctor’s appointment, a tree inspection helps identify signs of disease. This can include infections created by bacteria, fungi, or insects. A certified arborist will know what to look for and will be aware of regional diseases and pests, which may help them diagnose problems sooner rather than later.
Identify Structural Damage
Physical damage due to storms, construction, or incorrect tree pruning can be identified during an inspection. This identification is crucial for the tree’s health, as structural problems can make it very difficult for the tree to receive adequate oxygen and water levels.
By identifying tree disease and damage, this tree inspection protects humans and pets that may be on your property. A damaged tree is more likely to break or fall which poses a risk to both humans, buildings, or vehicles that may often be underneath that tree.
Determine Watering Needs
If you had never consulted an arborist before or recently planted a new tree, a tree inspection will help you plan the best watering routine.
Your arborist can create a personalized watering guide based on the type of tree, its age, and upcoming seasons. Depending on your previous watering habits, this new guide may include more or less water or a specific watering schedule.
Establish Soil Requirements
A tree inspection also helps you discover the best soil for your trees. Good soil is essential for healthy trees. Your examination can shed light on the ideal fertilizer and mulch for your trees so that they can thrive under the very best conditions.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!