Tree Risk Assessments

Tree Risk Assessments
for Greensboro, NC & the Surrounding Communities

Well-maintained, healthy, and mature trees can boost your curb appeal and your property value. Whether you've just purchased a property or have concerns about the health and safety of your trees, count on Dillon Tree Service for thorough tree risk assessments throughout Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Pfafftown, King, Lexington, Thomasville, Oak Ridge, Walkertown, NC, and the surrounding areas.

Tree risk assessments are when trained and knowledgeable arborists evaluate your trees to identify ones that may be at risk. Whether the tree has lifting roots, broken branches, or a disease, our certified arborists are able to spot potential weaknesses before they become major issues. Preventative care and routine tree risk assessments can help to avoid potential damage to your property and the costly tree removal service. Don't wait until your tree has fallen over to fix the issue, contact us today to schedule a tree risk assessment appointment!

What Does a Tree Risk Assessment Identify?

Decay - When the inner tissue of a tree becomes soft, the tree may start to decay. Over time, the decay can cause branches to break, creating a dangerous situation for anyone who walks beneath the tree.

Root Problems - Trees can become unstable and dangerous if their roots have issues. In some cases, root plates will soften and start to degrade, which essentially causes the tree to detach from the ground. In other cases, tree roots may start to grow upwards and wrap around the trunk, starting to compete with the trunk for nutrients, thus killing the tree slowly.

Insects & Disease - Invasive insects and tree diseases commonly leave signs that a trained arborist is able to quickly identify. Catching insect problems or diseases early can help prevent serious damage to the tree and the trees surrounding it.

Cracks in Trunk or Branches - Cracks are common in trees but they can be detrimental depending on their location and size. Big cracks in large branches or the trunk of the tree can weaken its structural integrity. This also makes your tree more vulnerable to insects, decay, and diseases.

What to Expect from Your Tree Risk Assessment

A tree risk assessment determines how likely it is that a tree or its branches might fail. There are several factors to consider during this assessment: 

  • The Tree’s History: If there have been previous branch failures or pest infestations, it could indicate future issues.
  • The Tree’s Vigor: We’ll take a look at the crown density, leaf quality, and bark condition to determine how healthy the tree is; we’ll also check the amount of deadwood currently in the tree and the way old wounds from pruning have healed.
  • Crown Density: A thinning crown is the first sign of a declining tree. If the top-center branches are beginning to get thinner and have less leaf density, it’s cause for concern.
  • Potential Targets: If the tree would put buildings or well-traveled areas at risk if they fell, they pose a significantly higher danger than if it was located in the middle of a field. The higher the consequences of failure, the more critical the arborist will be.
  • The Species: Considering the tree’s species helps us predict its overall risk of failure; some trees, for example, are known for shallow roots and can blow over in a strong wind.

We will do what we can to save any tree by weighing the situation, the chances of rehabilitation, and the potential risks of failure.

Thorough Tree Risk Assessments to Keep Your Property Safe

Here at Dillon Tree Service, we take great pride in each and every tree service we provide clients throughout Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Pfafftown, King, Lexington, Thomasville, Oak Ridge, Walkertown, NC, and the surrounding areas. Our professionals use visual inspection techniques and the industry's latest technology to identify any existing damage and any future potential risks. Our goal is to keep you and anyone on your property safe!

We offer tree risk assessment services to residential and commercial property owners.

To schedule a tree risk assessment on your property, contact us today at 336-996-6156.

Schedule Your Tree Risk Assessment Today!