The role of
an arborist is to care for trees and shrubs and provide the
customer with information regarding their trees' health,
safety and longevity. Whether its identifying
potential tree hazards, diagnosing a disease or recommending
the proper type of pruning, we must first gather as much
information as possible.
Sometimes, an evaluation can be a simple visual inspection.
However, in order to know what conditions exist within the
interior of the tree's trunk and root flairs, we must
perform a bore test. Samples are taken from multiple
sites throughout the trunk as well as the root flairs and
are evaluated for decay or disease. This enables us to
approximate the extent of decay within the tree, so that we
can make the proper recommendations.
It is not always obvious from the exterior that significant
decay exists within the trunk of the tree. And, a tree
can appear to be completely healthy, despite having massive
decay within its interior. The information gathered
from this test is valuable in that it exposes hazardous
trees that might otherwise go unnoticed.