Tree Consulting and Diagnosis in Minnesota
Troubled by trees and shrubs in your landscape? Consultation with one of our ISA-certified arborists is the first step in learning more about your trees and their health. Whether you are concerned about a potential insect or disease, or you recently moved into a new home in Minnesota and want to learn more about the trees and shrubs in your yard, along with a plan to care for them, we’re here to help.
We assign our consulting arborists by territory, so across the Minneapolis and St. Paul area you will have a familiar face when you need help determining the best care plan for your trees. During a tree consulting walkthrough, we take the time to learn about your property goals and budgetary expectations.
Do I always need a tree consulting appointment?
Yes, having an arborist visit your property is necessary to determine a tree diagnosis or give an accurate price estimate for tree pruning or removal services. An arborist must visit in person because each property is unique, as various diseases and insects can impact trees, even within one species.
Many factors contribute to a tree’s overall health, including site-specific concerns such as nutrient levels or compacted soil. Arborists need to address the bigger picture to provide the best treatment outcomes, not just the most visible symptoms. For instance, stress due to drought or poor soil conditions can make a tree more vulnerable to pest damage. Simply treating the pest without addressing other underlying factors won’t achieve optimal health.
What does a tree consulting appointment include?
When you schedule a tree consulting and diagnosis appointment with one of our arborists, you will:
- Receive a walkthrough to assess the trees in question, along with the site as a whole.
- The arborist will inspect your trees to diagnose any problems.
- Receive a property map indicating the species, size, and location of your trees and shrubs.
- If any pest, disease, or structural concerns are found, the arborist will provide a proposal with recommended services to address the issues.
How is a tree diagnosis made?
Just like any doctor visit for your personal health, this will depend on several factors:
- We begin with a visual inspection to correctly identify a pest or disease.
- At times additional information is needed, such as taking a soil sample or branch cutting to be sent for lab analysis. These options will be explained at this time as well.
Concerned about a hazardous tree?
We have arborists with specialized training who are qualified to perform tree risk assessments. If you have a tree with a visible defect, such as a fracture, cavity (hole), or weak branch attachments, please request a tree risk assessment service. These assessments require advanced training that not every ISA-Certified Arborist has, so we need to send a specialist. This is a fee-based service that is not included in an initial walkthrough.
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