and reducing tree hazards in a suburban landscape not only
creates a safer environment for you and your family, it can
also reduce the liability associated with potential damage
to neighboring properties. Additionally, managing tree
hazards can significantly improve the trees health and
increase it's longevity.
The first step in evaluating a tree for potential hazards is
the visual inspection. When assessing a tree, it is
important to distinguish a tree's biological health from
tree structure. Often, a tree may appear to be
completely healthy with a full canopy of green leaves, yet
is structurally unsound. A tree can function
biologically even though it has a major structural defect
that may not always be obvious. So, during a basic
visual inspection, we evaluate the trunk, root flairs, site,
species and architecture of the tree.