Our ISA-certified arborists perform thorough property inspections annually as part of our commitment to keep our clients informed, and their valuable plantings in excellent condition. Our experts conduct thorough walkthroughs to inspect properties to inspect for possible threats. Depending on the type of property, we may conduct any of the following assessments.
Routine landscape inspections help manage and treat insects and diseases before they become a major problem. At Emerald, our experts walk through properties to investigate for signs of invasive, destructive pests, including but not limited to scale insects, spider mites, Emerald Ash Borer, the Spotted Lanternfly and more.
Additional Benefits of Pest Inspections
Financial Protection. Pest problems can cause huge financial setbacks, as costs for treatment, tree, and shrub removal can add up quickly. Typically, homeowner’s insurance doesn’t provide coverage or benefits for damage caused by pests. As a result, your budget may take a big hit if you have to pay out of pocket for expenses after a storm, fees that could’ve been prevented with regular inspections.
Value Preservation. Homeowners who are thinking of selling their home should have their plantings checked for signs of pest activity. Inspections can help ensure effective treatment is made prior to placing a property on the market. Regular inspections can help preserve the life of your plantings and help increase the value and appeal of your home
Peace of Mind. At Emerald, we feel that everyone should have the peace of mind knowing their trees, shrubs and properties are safe. Having peace of mind that families, friends and pets are safe year-round is an invaluable feeling. Healthy plantings on properties and green spaces can ensure all will safely enjoy seasonal gatherings, time spent in the backyard, and the peace of mind knowing your home is in the best possible shape to withstand storms throughout the year
Prevention. The purpose of pest inspections is to nip problems before they become hazards. Even if you don’t see visible signs of mites, scales, borers or other insects, these problems can grow undetected over time. An expert can save you money, preserve the safety of your home, and the life of your trees and shrubs
Identify Structural Problems
‘Are my trees healthy?’ We hear this question from our clients often. While there are no guarantees in nature, our experts can inspect for and identify structural problems that can result in broken branches or decline of tree health.
Symptoms of Decay. such as cracks, splits, root problems, over extended limbs, and more
Leaning Trees. Which may make a tree unsafe for homeowners and the surrounded property. Trees that suddenly lean, trees that lean after a storm, a change to the lean, or if the soil around the tree is cracked or heaving are all causes for concern.
While many defects can be spotted by a trained eye, others require a detailed assessment using state-of-the-art instruments to gauge the severity of problems. After an evaluation, an expert can determine if remedial treatments can reduce risk.
Tree Inventory. Our Arborists do our best work when we can make informed decisions through in-depth record keeping and database management. At Emerald, we use technology that allows us to take personal inventory of our clients properties, data that we use to make informed decisions to help maintain trees, shrubs and other areas of a landscape.
Through Emerald’s tree inventory system, we are able to gather information on plant species, quantities, condition, location, size, maintenance requirements and so much more. Using our proven system, our experts then implement tailor-made management plans that fit the Plant Health Care needs and goals of our clients.
Lab Testing. Lab testing helps our Arborists extract samples for lab analysis. Scientists can test every part of the tree, which means identifying microscopic fungal growth, root rot or more. Lab testing can also check for soil deficiencies or other problems near the base of trees and shrubs.