Why Tree Inspection is So Important

You might not pay much attention to the trees in your neighborhood or at your business park, but they are important to your surroundings and serve as visual points of interest. 

Trees also provide numerous benefits that include shade, beauty, and improved air quality. They are truly wonders of nature. 

However, we must also take heed that trees need to be cared for.  Investing in the care of trees is beneficial for the community, and failing to evaluate a tree’s condition can not only present liabilities but also put people and property at risk. For example, trees that are positioned adjacent to property can be a potential hazard to both personal and public safety. Landowners and homeowners are both responsible for evaluating trees to maintain their upkeep. 

For all of these reasons, it is critical to have regularly scheduled tree inspections! Any defective trees must be dealt with right away, meaning you should contact a professional arborist to take care of the problem immediately. 

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Primary Reasons to Have Tree Inspections

Structural Issues

The inspection may reveal physical damage on trees that occurred from storms, growth, age, and even incorrect pruning. The tree inspection is essential for the safety and health of your trees. Structural problems can result in branches or the entire tree tumbling down. 

You can predict structural problems by closely examining the tree’s overall health. This entails looking at the foliage color, foliage density, signs of infection, and its vigor. You know a tree may be dying if you observe large, dead branches, thin leaf coverings, oddly-shaped leaves, and fungus covering the bark. 

Soil and Water

One tool in the arsenal during a tree inspection is ensuring proper soil and water assessment. This is something at Boyd’s Tree Service that we can perform. This helps to determine the proper soil and water requirements for your trees when it comes to species, size, and age. 

Tree Defects 

You can spot potential defects on a tree by observing the crown and trunk down to the roots. Something is awry if there are dead branches along with the tree’s crown. These are commonly called widowmakers. This rather scary name should serve as a warning to passers-by that defects can cause branches to fall regardless of weather conditions. 

Inspections Can Diagnose Tree Infections Early

During a tree inspection, an arborist will search for tell-tale signs of infection that are caused by bacteria, fungi, or insects. What’s more, the arborist will also take into consideration regional diseases and pests in order to diagnose potential issues when they see signs of illness. 

Improve Tree Safety

Tree inspections ultimately protect people and pets on your property from danger. For example, a damaged tree is more likely to fall or break. Anyone sitting near or under a tree is at great risk. Following a tree inspection, everyone can be assured that their trees are sturdy and robust. 

Determining the Watering Needs

A tree inspection will inform you of the appropriate watering regimen for your tree. This becomes even more relevant if you have recently planted a tree and you want to ensure it grows to its full potential. Your arborist can suggest the best watering system based on the tree’s type, age, season, and previous watering habits. 

Establish Soil Requirements

You will find out the optimal soil for your trees during a tree inspection. Good soil is vital for healthy and long-lasting trees. This is why you want to make sure you are using the best soil available. 


When you regularly schedule tree inspections with Boyd’s Tree Service, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your trees will remain healthy, vigorous, beautiful, and stable for years to come. 

Let Boyd’s Tree Service Help Keep Your Trees Healthy and Thriving

At Boyd’s Tree Service, we are a full-service tree and stump removal business that serves the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on always making sure the trees in our communities are healthy and beautiful. 

You’ll find that at Boyd’s Tree Service – comprised of fourth-generation tree men – we provide the most comprehensive tree care.  We take pride in enhancing the well-being, beauty, and aesthetics of your trees. 
If you live in the Tri-Cities or surrounding areas and you would like more information about our tree services, or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call Boyd’s Tree Service at (509) 585-4194.

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