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Menlo Park2020-01-18T13:37:47+00:00

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Tree Care Specialists In Menlo Park

Need to have your trees inspected in the Menlo Park area? Give us a call today to set an appointment for a consultation with one of our expert arborists.

Tree services are a part of arboriculture that has become more important in the recent past. Now that our environment is changing, the plant life that surrounds our homes has to change with it. A tree care specialist is trained to maintain the delicate balance between plants, the ecosystem, and the people that live in it.

One important aspect of tree care is gaining as much information as possible about the trees on your property. There are several different types of consultations that can be performed depending on your needs. Both inspections will ensure that each tree is healthy and thriving, however.

Concerned about a dead tree on the property? Don’t wait for the worst to happen, and have the tree removed. Give Ned Patchett a call so a tree can specialist can inspect the tree before it falls.

What Is A Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment survey is the number one defense against a tree causing person or property damage. The survey is completed by an experienced arborist who will walk through the property looking for any signs of damage, disease, decay, and infestation.

Other factors such as weather patterns, location, species, health, and age are taken into consideration along with the location of each tree. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the likelihood of a tree falling and causing problems.

For example, if there is a tree within 20ft of the home that is leaning to one side, the tree may need either support cables or need to be removed. On the other hand, if a tree is damaged from a storm, removing any hanging limbs may be enough to eliminate any dangers the tree may pose.

In general, the risk assessment is looking for the possibility that a tree could either damage the property or structure of the house, cause personal injury, disrupt powerlines, or prevent emergency services from getting to the house. If none of these issues are present, all tree saving measures will be done before the tree is removed.

Why Do You Need A Tree Inventory?

A tree inventory covers a lot of the same information a tree risk assessment covers but deals less with things like wind and weather patterns. A tree inventory is designed to categorize every tree on the property between retention and removal. The consultant will do a walk through where every tree is looked at for species, location, damage, and general health.

All the trees that are to remain will also have care recommendations provided, as well. Residents will large properties, or estate managers find tree inventories very useful. It gives them a clear understanding of the condition of each tree on the property, plus it allows them to form a plan and budget around the trees that need to be removed and the care needed for the trees that are going to remain.

Why Work With Us

Tree risk assessments and tree inventories should both be performed by a trained and experienced arborist. There are many aspects of tree care that may not be apparent to the unskilled laymen. Issues like decay, disease, and even damage at times can slide under the radar causing larger problems down the road.

What’s more, a dedicated arborist is going to go the extra mile to preserve the life of the trees. They are not interested in the quick and easy removal scenario but prefer to find the tree saving solutions.

Ned Patchett Tree Care & Consulting has been the leader arboriculture in the Menlo Park area since 2006. Our professional team of tree care specialists is ready to answer all of your questions. Give us a call today at (650) 728-8308.

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