Salem Tree Care Inspection
Trees provide homeowners in Salem, Oregon with a lot of beauty and shade. However, certain species of trees can be more trouble than they are worth. Having a certified arborist inspect the trees on a property you are thinking of purchasing can help you determine whether they need to be serviced or removed by a professional.
If you are in the market for a new home, you may not spot a potentially dangerous tree. While it’s true that large, mature trees provide a wide variety of benefits, there are a few reasons to have them inspected by a certified arborist before you finalize a sale.
While sprawling trees provide shade and give a yard aesthetic personality, it’s an unfortunate reality that the larger a tree is the bigger the risk. Severe weather can potentially snap old, heavy branches or topple an entire tree – both of which are serious hazards to your home and family. Furthermore, some species of trees are more susceptible to strong winds than others. Only a certified arborist can professionally identify which trees may pose a threat to your new property.
The roots of a tree have a mind of their own. Even smaller trees have shallow, strong root systems that can quickly spread 20-30 feet long. Invasive tree roots in search of water and nutrients can seriously impact sewer lines, foundations, sidewalks, and driveways. That’s why it’s important to have the trees on a property inspected to see if they pose any root problems.
Disease & Decay
Signs and symptoms of tree disease are not always obvious. That’s why it’s important to keep your eye out for dead branches, brittle bark, and fungus when purchasing a new property. Keep in mind, however, that decay begins on the inside of tree which can make it hard to know if it’s rotting until it’s too late. Other signs to look out for include dead or discolored leaves. Diseased and decaying trees are safety hazards that can cause potential property damage or harm if left ignored.
Trees, especially dead or dying trees, can harbor all sorts of invasive bugs like aphids, Japanese beetles, cankerworms, emerald ash borer, and more. Even worse, these pests can easily spread to nearby, healthy trees and even your new home. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist inspect the trees on a new property to avoid costly repairs.
It’s common knowledge that most plants require maintenance. However, not everyone realizes that some trees require more than others. For example, fruit trees need frequent upkeep and annual pruning and disease management.
Westcoast Tree Care
The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care can spot a number of potential issues with the trees on a new property you are thinking about purchasing. We can then make recommendations for treating small problems before they become large problems down the road. These include pruning, windsail reduction, view enhancement, tree removal, and more.
If you would like more information about any of our Salem tree care services contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.