Tree Safety

The length of time a tree can live depends on several factors. Some depends on kinds and species, and some relies on natural causes and human intervention. However, the realization on which tree is at the end of its life span due to natural and structural failure should not be taken lightly. Tree owners must take full responsibility for any damage and risk caused by tree failure.  To avoid such harm to your property, neighborhood and community, owners must ensure tree’s safety.

Essential Practice in Tree Safety and Inspection

Tree Safety and Inspection aims to strengthen, protect and de-stress your trees. A balanced approach forms the basis of a tree safety and inspection strategy. To cover this strategy, we provide you three essential practices.

1. Tree Inspection

Tree assessment is a combination of visual inspection and examination using drill and other equipment. The first procedure – visual inspection is a process wherein one has to look at the external structure of trees whether there are visible defects or abnormal conditions.  The other procedure may seem to be more complicated. This requires the use of drills and other necessary equipment to dig/inspect more of its internal decay and damage. Needless to say, both procedures’ target is to determine an early stage of tree failure to cease any risk development.

2. Associated Risk Management

Managing associated risk will take reasonable care in omitting such foreseeable risk of injury and damage both to persons and property. This may be established by homeowners themselves but we highly recommend seeking for a professional tree service partner. Some of the procedures in inspecting and managing risk (example: risk of falling branches) requires proper knowledge that surely an arborist / tree care specialist can provide.

Not all related tree risks are easy to spot, arborist will go beyond what a normal homeowner can see. Arborist will focus at tree’s overall health condition including root system, tree’s soil condition and other elements that influence a tree’s risk potential.

3. Strategic Action

A reasonable and balanced approach must be taken up to finish these essential practices. Homeowners should contemplate to a strategy that will consider his/her own wellness, or the entire community including trees’ safety. They should think of an approach that will mutually provide advantage to homeowners and trees. After thinking such, decide whether you can do the initiation of course of action by yourself or need to call for a tree specialist.  Always remember in constructing strategic action to: identify, prioritize and undertake safety work according to the level of risk.

Keep in Mind:

Frequency of Inspection

If you consider your tree a special tree – trees that you want to retain for specific purposes such as heritage, habitat or aesthetical satisfaction, but which may present significant risk, these are likely to require regular detailed inspection to properly manage them without serious loss of the benefits they provide.

Valuation of tree safety

Motivate yourself in maintaining tree safety by opening your eyes widely to the importance/benefits this practice can bring. Foresee events like severe weather conditions. Protect your home and property during this season by taking precautionary inspection.

Contact a local arborist near you

Northern Lakes Tree Service can carry out tree inspections on individual trees to assess associated risk, internal and external defects, and overall structural state of the tree.  Rest-assured that our arborist will offer an undeniable and professional service that will cover complete preventative measures in accordance to the identified risk.

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Owner: Damon M. Bretthauer

Phone: (208) 443-3600

Cell: (208) 610-3718