Tree Care and Evaluation

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Tree evaluation is a technique used in detecting the changes in the health of a tree in order to prevent or combat critical issues that may arise before they become serious. Trees have a wide range of qualities that benefits the environment and the human populace at large. They are widely used for the purpose of shelter; during hotter seasons, trees provide shelters, trees provide oxygen, prevents soil erosion, boosts the economy, improve the aesthetic qualities of a surrounding, gives privacy and blocks out sounds, trees also helps to purify the air by absorbing pollutant gases. In essence, trees are vital to the survival of man and its environment and should be cared for. By taking care of trees, you are making the earth cleaner and safer to live in. By improving the health of other trees and by evaluating the health of a tree, you are preventing the spread of diseases in trees. This is done by evaluating, diagnosing and treating infected trees or falling damaged and hazardous trees.
 

Tree Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the practice of assessing the risk factors presented by a tree due to its health conditions. Risk assessment helps to take immediate action before the tree pollutes the environment, affects other trees, and poses hazardous threats to the people surrounded by it. At 
Delaware County Tree Care Services, it’s our duty to see to the evaluation of your trees by diagnosing and treating your infected trees and also prevent healthy trees from being infected.

Tree Health Indicators
It is important to understand the health signals a tree gives when it’s ill in order to treat it before it becomes severe. You can visually assess your tree to know the severity of its health and status. How do you know a tree is ill? There are five steps to implement. Step 1 is the observation of the tree’s base or root, checking for spots or decay. Step 2 involves checking the tree’s collar for signs of decay (the intersection of the root and trunk at the surface of the soil). The common signs of decay are missing, falling or breaking of tree barks. Step 3 is examining the trunk for deep and extensive cracks, swelling or uneven development. Step 4 requires checking the top of the tree for droopy branches with no leaf growth. Step 5: If after practicing these steps and there are visible signs of their presence, then it is important to hire experts like us for thorough assessment and application of treatment to your tree.

Preventative Care
In order to ensure the longevity of the life span of your trees safely and healthily, it is important to care for them. Preventative care measures that you can apply to your trees are; pruning, mulching, appropriate and precise watering and fertilizing. It is not ideal to park under trees because it can kill the tree as the soil around it becomes trodden. Another basic preventative care tip is knowing your tree and having immense knowledge about trees and their diseases.