Regular tree care assessment and inspections are crucial, especially in places like Gainesville, Florida. It’s easy for a homeowner to look out onto their yard and see what appears to be a healthy, thriving landscape. And one may assume that everything is doing fairly well when there aren’t obvious signs of problems like branches hazardously dropping into the yard, significant portions of trees without leaves, or trees with large areas of missing bark. Unfortunately, once those overly obvious signs of poor tree health present, it may be too late to help nourish the tree back to health. Regular tree health assessments and tree risk assessments are crucial, especially with mature trees, in preventing small problems from becoming larger and irreparable ones and maintaining the health and longevity of your trees.
A tree care assessment is a good idea for all homeowners, whether you’ve just recently moved or you want to re-assess property you’ve owned for years. Tree-care assessments are a staple for tree companies, giving you the opportunity to see how healthy (or unhealthy) your trees are. Even if you think your trees are in fine shape, a tree assessment is a smart way to ensure the health and safety of your landscape and to help identify any potential tree problems that may require tree pruning, tree cabling, or tree removal. Just like people have yearly physical exams at the doctor’s office, a tree assessment is a great way for the “tree doctor” to check up on your yard to make sure there aren’t any red flags and your trees have room to grow and thrive.
In a perfect world, tree care assessments should be conducted every six months — once in the summer and once in the winter. The summer assessment will allow your tree care professional to look at the color and concentration of your trees’ leaves, evaluate balance, see which branches are having difficulty maintaining the weight of their foliage, among other observations. The winter assessment helps identify potential decay, mistletoe infestations on deciduous trees, and general signs of poor health or compromised integrity that can be easily covered up by heavy summer foliage. Similar to a yearly physical exam, regular tree care assessments look for small problems that could become big problems if left unchecked.
When True Cut Tree Service, Inc. conducts a tree care assessment, we focus first on the safety of your home and family inside. We thoroughly examine a plethora of factors including but not limited to: root depth and strength with relation to tree type, age and life expectancy, degree of lean, timber strength, wind resistance, and signs of weakening or compromised junctions. We also look for a multitude of visible indicators that indicate rot, decay, infection, infestations, and generally poor tree health. We communicate the pros, cons, and risks of any potential issues. We do so in a no-pressure, professional fashion, as we always want our clients to make the right decision for their needs and budget.
A tree care assessment provides insight and peace of mind regarding your landscape’s health and wellbeing. True Cut Tree Service, Inc. brings safety and excellence to all of Gainesville’s tree care needs. Every project starts with one of our free consultations, which helps us understand your goals and specific needs, as well as answer any questions or concerns you have. Our attention to detail ensures that your landscape will be clean, safe, and ready for you to enjoy as soon as we’re done. Have more questions about getting the best possible care for your trees and landscape? Review our tree care FAQs and contact us to speak with a tree specialist.