Homeowners who have large trees on their property should make the investment in routine tree consultations. In addition to finding out the current state of the trees on your property, you can find out what preventative maintenance needs to be done to protect your home and the homes of those around you.

Tree Health  

The most important part of a consultation is the current health of the trees on your property. Many health problems are not obvious. For example, a tree might look normal but is rotting on the inside, increasing the chance of it being damaged during severe weather events. A consultation will determine whether the tree is still alive and whether there are any infections or infestations. The strength of the root system is equally important. Some trees may have a root system that is wide, but not deep, which would increase the chance of it becoming uprooted when the soil is saturated. Some health problems cannot be rectified and the tree will need to be removed. Additionally, if the tree has certain infections or infestations, you would not want to repurpose the wood from the tree.


Every type of tree is unique in its pruning needs and a consultation can help you determine what should be done for the health of the tree and the safety of homes and people nearby. Tree pruning is not simply trimming branches that might be in the way, but experts know how to prune trees in a manner that forces them to grow in particular directions and/or encourage or prevent the growth of fruits and flowers. Routine pruning can encourage trees to grow in a direction that avoids power lines and prevent branches from growing over homes. Even when a tree is healthy, an expert might choose to remove large branches that are more likely to damage a home if they were to fall.


Part of a consultation can be deciding which trees are right for your property. Thinking long-term is critical when choosing trees. A tree expert can suggest flower, fruit, nut, or shade trees that will not outgrow the space. Factors affecting your tree options include whether the soil is deep enough to sustain a larger tree. If the soil is shallow or there are gas or phone lines underground, this will prevent you from being able to have a tree planted in a particular location.

Other suggestions can involve reducing allergens in your neighborhood. Since female trees produce fruits and flowers, they were often considered messier than male trees, and not planted as often. The push to plant male trees only resulted in increased allergens since they produce pollen. During your consultation, an expert can help you find trees that are not problematic for people with allergies.

Much like routine home inspections, the trees on your property will need to be inspected as well. Consultations can establish the current health of the trees on your property and make suggestions on new trees that might benefit your neighborhood.

To find out more, contact a local tree service