Most arborists suggest that trees should be inspected at least every three years for optimal health. However, the exact frequency of inspections depends on the trees, the property, and the climate. The best time to prune trees is during autumn, after the leaves have fallen (from late October to late November). Without the expertise of a qualified arborist, serious problems may go unnoticed.
Therefore, it is essential to hire an experienced arborist to assess risks. During an inspection, an arborist can evaluate the general condition of trees, look for signs of pest and disease infestations, identify any structural issues, and determine soil requirements. Based on the information found, the arborist will make recommendations on any treatment needed. Just like a medical checkup, this type of visit is essential to keeping trees healthy and strong.