Real Estate Inspections

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, I 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:

  • complete inventory of all trees on the property
  • site plan detailing the location of every tree
  • species identification
  • 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.
susceptibility to common insects or disease in the area.

Know what you are buying – CONTACT US about a Pre-purchase Arboricultural Inspection!


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. Daily I encounter questions like:

  • 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?

Get the information you need to enhance the beauty and value of your property – CONTACT US about a Homeowner’s Arboricultural Inspection.