HTS Tree Care offers free evaluations and inspections to our customers. Tree care is an investment and a well-managed and sustainable landscape adds value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can increase the liability risk to both people and property. Our Certified Arborists are available to discuss your concerns and provide education and recommendations to enhance your property.
Mature trees are invaluable to the landscape and a regular and effective maintenance program can ensure that their value will continue to grow. Preventing a problem is much less costly than curing a problem and routine service to a tree can correct problems before they become fatal.
A risk assessment involves evaluating the hazard potential of a tree by calculating the probability of a tree to fail, how the environment around a tree can contribute to the failure, and a target area. By correcting structural defects, the failure potential can be reduced. Almost all trees have some sort of failure risk associated with them, and it is up to a property owner to determine the acceptable level of risk they are willing to assume.
Potential hazards can be formed in numerous ways including co-dominant stems forming from included bark, dead or broken branches, cracks, wounds, canker, and decay. Site changes and construction can also alter the failure risk of a tree by causing unseen damage underground. There are usually a variety of recommendations available to reduce the risks and liabilities associated with trees besides needing to remove them.