Tree Risk Assessment

Trusted ISA-Certified Arborist in Charlotte, NC

The trees in your yard might bring beauty and shade, but structural vulnerabilities can quickly turn them into hazards. Why not book a tree risk assessment for safety and peace of mind?

At Monster Tree Service of South Charlotte, we specialize in identifying and mitigating potential issues your beloved specimens might pose. Addressing them sooner rather than later can save you a ton of worry.

What’s a Tree Risk Assessment?

A tree risk assessment is like giving your trees a health check-up, but with a twist. It’s about spotting potential threats that could turn it from an elegant highlight of your yard into a looming danger.

A qualified professional offers accurate recommendations by accounting for various factors, from tree species, weight, and structure to surrounding conditions like wind forces and soil quality. 

Not all certified arborists can conduct this inspection. They need to attend a tree risk assessment qualification (TRAQ) educational course and successfully complete the rigorous certification process.

Types of Testing in South Charlotte

Is your favorite oak or pine showing signs of distress? Let us know. Our tree risk assessment will likely involve the following steps:

Level 1 - Limited Visual Walkthroughs

A level 1 assessment works best for making a quick sweep of larger areas or tree populations. If you have many trees on your property, we can evaluate designated pathways for vehicles and people, then identify high-risk trees. 

We record only the most crucial details for each specimen, and if we find anything that prompts a second look, we proceed to a more detailed inspection. This approach improves efficiency and minimizes disturbance to your daily routine. 

Level 2 - Basic Testing

Our arborists slowly walk around a specific tree to look for defects and potential issues in the surrounding space. These are assessments that include:

  • Sounding, or lightly tapping the tree to listen for any signs of decay or hollowness
  • Probes for evaluating open cavities
  • Measuring the tree’s dimensions to understand its structure better
  • And more

This inventory or detailed analysis gives us the insight necessary to recommend the best course of action. Whether it’s a trim, a treatment, or, in some cases, a removal, you can rest assured knowing that our expert team is on the job. 

Level 3 - Advanced Assessments

Are you prepared to go all in for your trees’ health and safety? We might need to inspect a tree’s roots, crown, and stems for particular cases. If so, we will:

  • Perform a climbing inspection
  • Check the root system with a compressed-air tool to avoid damage
  • Use sonic tomography for a visual representation of the tree’s internals
  • Execute precision drilling to collect tissue samples

Your Go-To South Charlotte Arborists

All our arborists in Monster Tree Service of South Charlotte have taken the educational course and passed the TRAQ certification with flying colors. They’re not just experts in their field; they’re your neighbors who genuinely care about the safety and aesthetics of the community.

Dial (704)741-4432 for your tree risk assessment today!

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  • Free, No Obligation Estimates Never feel obligated to fill out a form. Our estimates are free, honest and without obligation!
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  • Locally Owned & Operated We provide industry best practices that are green and effective in your neighborhood.

Our History

In 2008, Monster Tree Service began as a small tree service company providing arboricultural care to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Our founder was committed to promoting the growth of healthy trees and giving homeowners unparalleled service while taking care of their yards and homes. As a result, when other tree service businesses struggled to find jobs, our company kept working through every season, growing and expanding like the trees we care for.

Customers love working with us because we’re honest. When we tell customers they do or don’t need a particular service, they know we mean it. Because we care about trees, we’ll always fight for ways to rehabilitate your tree rather than remove it. When we do recommend removal, it’s because we know it’s the only thing that’s safe for your home and family.

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