The weather takes its toll on trees in the North East. In Nashua, NH, the winters can be tough, and sometimes it’s necessary to evaluate a tree for its health and risk of hazard.
The International Society of Arboriculture provides great guidelines that help arborists determine the likely risk a tree poses in an urban or suburban area.
Nashua Tree Service is highly experienced in the evaluation and assessment of trees, and can help you determine if a tree is posing a danger to your property or loved ones.
How to Assess A Tree
Starting from a knowledge of the unusual, historic and protected trees that are tracked and overseen by government agencies, the arborist will then make an evaluation of the health of an individual tree.
Growth patterns, foliage color and density, and any major infestations by pests or diseases impacting the tree will be noted.
The “target” or property that might be damaged by the tree is also evaluated. The impact of the tree, should it fall, is weighed against its overall health and value.
Taking into consideration compounding factors like the root condition, soil condition and any degree of leaning that may give way to a fall, the arborist is trained to assess the fall potential of the tree.
Risk Assessment and Hazard Tree Assessment
Taking the fall potential into consideration, the Nashua Tree Service arborist will then determine if it’s possible to mitigate the risk posed by the tree.
Hazard tree assessment in Nashua, NH can sometimes result in abatement of the risk. The arborist may recommend removing part of the tree, thinning the tree or restructuring the tree.
This could significantly reduce the risk while improving the health of the tree. When abatement is not possible, the tree assessment will result in a recommendation to remove the tree.
An arborist from the Nashua Tree Service, when conducting a hazard tree assessment in Nashua, NH, will usually recommend replacing a tree which has to be removed.
Even if a replacement tree cannot be planted in exactly the same spot, there is often a place where a new tree will not adversely impact other foliage, but will add back to the landscape and ecosystem what a tree removal will disturb.
Knowing When to Call An Arborist
Your instinct that there may be a problem with a tree may be well founded, especially when observing changes over time.
You may not be able to put your finger on it, but if you have a suspicion that a tree is not well, reach out to schedule a hazard tree assessment in Nashua, NH, with Nashua Tree Service.