Trees provide us with a lot of beauty and shade. However, certain trees can be more troublesome than others. That’s why a Portland tree care inspection is important before purchasing a new home. Only a certified arborist can determine if any trees need to be trimmed, pruned, or removed by a professional.
If you are in the market for a new home, you may find one with some beautiful trees and think you’ve hit the jackpot. While large, mature trees provide a wide variety of benefits, including healthier air and lower energy costs, there are a few reasons to have them inspected before you make a long term commitment.
Large, sprawling trees provide plenty of shade and give your home personality. However, the larger a tree is, the larger the risk. Severe weather can snap heavy branches or topple an entire tree altogether, presenting a serious hazard to your home and family. Furthermore, certain trees are more susceptible to heavy winds than others. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care can identify which trees pose a potential threat to your property.
The roots of a tree have a mind of their own. This is true for trees, both big and small. Tree roots can easily grow 20 to 30 feet, reaching sewer lines, foundations, sidewalks, driveways, and septic systems. If a foundation or septic system has been damaged due to tree roots, this can be a potential deal-breaker for purchasing a new home. That’s why it’s important to have Portland tree care inspection to identify any potential and costly tree root problems.
Decay & Disease
Sometimes it’s easy to spot certain signs of tree diseases. These include dead branches, brittle bark, and fungus. However, there is a wide variety that are more difficult to diagnose. Decay, for example, grows from the inside out. This means, you may not realize a tree is dead and rotting until it’s too late. A diseased or decaying tree can be a serious safety hazard that can lead to costly repairs you didn’t expect.
Dead, damaged, or diseased trees can harbor all sorts of invasive insects. Aphids, the Emerald Ash Borer, cankerworms, and more are just a handful of the harmful pests that take up residence in native Oregon trees, stripping them of their beauty. Even worse, these invasive insects can easily spread to your home, making their way inside. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist perform a Portland tree care inspection to spot any infestations before you purchase a new home.
It’s no surprise that most plants require on-going maintenance. However, not everyone knows that certain trees require more than others. For example, fruit trees need frequent upkeep, including annual pruning and disease management. That’s why it’s important to understand what you are getting into when purchasing a new home with certain trees.
Westcoast Tree Care
A certified arborist can spot a wide variety of issues with trees on a new property. We can also make recommendations for treating smaller problems before they become bigger, more expensive ones. This includes pruning, trimming, insect management, removal, and more. At Westcoast Tree Care, we provide Portland tree care inspections in addition to residential tree maintenance.
Contact us by filling out our online form, or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.