As every real-estate agent knows, mature trees on property means a higher asking price. There are home buyers in every community, however, whose trees have proved a disappointment. Recently, for example, Kevin encountered a home purchaser whose mature trees were all elms, a beautiful asset until they all died of Dutch elm disease over several short years. Others have removed a high-value tree for a road or garden only to discover they chose to keep trees that are extremely susceptible to disease or failure.
Know what you are buying!
Before you buy
A pre-purchase arboricultural inspection will give you important information to help you negotiate your purchase and help plan for your dream landscape. An arboricultural inspection will provide:
- Complete inventory of all trees on the property,
- Site plan detailing the location of every tree,
- Species identification,
- And a tree by tree visual inspection assessing:
- landscape value,
- structural defects or other visible damage,
- growth potential,
- present or future conflicts with other vegetation, buildings, wires, driveways etc.
- and susceptibility to common insects or disease in the area.
Learn about the trees you already have
Learn what you need to know with a Homeowner’s Arboricultural Inspection!
Many homeowners have lived on a property for many years without knowing much about their own trees. We encounter questions like these almost daily:
- Could I tap that tree, is it a sugar maple?
- Should I be worried about the crack in this tree?
- Why is this birch dying back?
- My yard is too dark – which trees should I remove and which should I keep?
- We’re putting the house up for sale – how can I improve its curb appeal short-term, and what trees would be special to point out to a buyer?
Enhance the beauty and value of your property with an arboricultural inspection. Call us today to learn about the trees you’re about to buy, or the ones you already have!