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Providing you with an accurate tree health assessment is of great importance to us. By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from the training and education required of an ISA Certified Arborist who is also positioned to draw upon experience gained as a Campus Arborist working alongside experts in the field of Horticulture within the setting of a top tier research institution. See a sample evaluation. Request an estimate .
 
 
Tree Health Evaluation 

Maintaining tree health requires evaluation. We consider all factors in the urban environment which affect plant health. As needed, we collect soil/tissue samples for lab analysis which details soil pH, soil nutrient levels and presence of pest & disease.

Tree Health Evaluation Considerations:
  • Leaf Color, Size and Condition
  • Branch Growth/Twig Elongation Rates
  • Wound/Reaction Wood Development
  • Presence of Environmental Stresses
  • Presence of Damaging Insects
  • Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Conditions
  • Soil pH & Nutrient Deficiencies
Structural Evaluation

A tree's above ground form plays a number of roles ranging from food production to the ability to endure extreme weather. Less obvious is the critical role of the below ground environment. Many tree problems originate below the surface.

Structural Evaluation Considerations:
  • Stem Girdling Roots
  • Soil Compaction
  • Proper Soil Grade/Planting Depth
  • Decay, Cracks & Cankers
  • Weak Branch Unions
  • Co-dominant Stems
  • Crossed, Dead & Diseased Limbs
 
 
The Urban Landscape - A Battlefield
We ask a lot of our urban trees. Think of their native growing environment - undisturbed forest floors where fallen organic matter is allowed to breakdown year after year producing lofty, nutrient-rich soils in which root systems may fully develop.


The typical urban landscape offers very little of this optimal balance. We routinely remove all fallen organic matter. Modern construction practices disturb soil structures leading to unhealthy pH levels, soil compaction and low nutrient availability. Furthermore, we surround our trees with heat absorbing, water impermeable surfaces such as concrete & asphalt. The list of offenses could go on and on...
 

Urban growing conditions contribute to many forms of tree stress. Stressed trees are susceptible to secondary health threats including harmful insects and other pests, bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

Give Them a Fighting Chance!
Maintaining tree health requires informed assessment and timely intervention. Often, once symptoms are noticed by the casual observer, the downward health spiral has progressed to point of permanent damage requiring extreme measures which may be costly. Consider instead the value of regular, proactive & preventative measures!
Columbus, Ohio ISA Certified Arborist serving Upper Arlington, Worthington, New Albany, Dublin, Westerville, Powell, Bexley