As Tree Care professionals, nearly every day we encounter issues that could have been avoided with proper planning. Having record of all your trees, their species, age, size and health history is the first major step to properly caring for a large property. Here at Emerald Tree and Shrub Care, we consider a tree inventory the absolute most valuable service we provide.
When you hire Emerald to conduct a tree inventory, we will send 1-2 (depending on property size) board certified arborists to walk your property with our state of the art inventory application. Using an aerial image of your land, they will pinpoint and ID every single tree they see. Notes will be taken to document the species, age, size, health condition and recommended maintenance for each tree.
The inventory itself lives in the cloud, so it can be real-time updated by our arborists at any time. You will receive a link which you can access from your desktop, phone, or tablet. From this thorough inspection and documentation, our arborists will be able to provide you a detailed scope of work for current and future tree care needs. Times when you will consider this inventory a true life saver include:
- Planning new construction: If you want to build an addition or renovate an existing structure, this inventory will be crucial in planning for the installation of hardscapes, utility services and water and sewer lines. The inventory will also be used to develop a Tree Protection Plan to prescribe a regimen of treatments that will mitigate the stress experienced by trees during construction.
- Landscape Design: What tree species should we add? Where will new plantings thrive? Will existing plantings be affected if we change the grade of our land? These are all important questions to consider when altering your landscape, and can all be properly addressed by referencing a tree inventory.
- Changeover in Property Management: For large properties that require property managers, groundskeepers or superintendents, it is very important to have maintenance and health conditions well documented. A tree inventory would prove to be absolutely priceless when you have a change in property management personnel. An up to date record of all trees allows for a seamless and well-informed handoff.
To learn more about our Tree Inventories and how they can benefit your property, please call us today at 914-725-0441 to schedule a meeting with an arborist today.