Home Safety

Rotted out big leaf maple that fell on its own.  Note the 36 inch bar chainsaw in the center

Rotted out big leaf maple that fell on its own.  Note the 36 inch bar chainsaw in the center

Buying a home is a huge investment.  It shouldn’t be a risky one.  Trees on your property can either increase the risk or increase the value of your investment.  Shallow roots, strong winds, decayed supporting wood, dead limbs, and poorly chosen planting locations can all pose a hazard to you and your property.  We offer tree risk assessments based on the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification standards and from our experience inspecting trees in King, Snohomish, Skagit, and San Juan Counties.  Our team offers a range of options to mitigate risk, including cable or bracing, crown reduction, and technical removals if necessary.  


From the ISA TRAQ webpage: 

TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

Did you know?

Trees and landscaping can comprise up to 20% of your property value.  Home owners and buyers like trees!  The Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers put together a guide for the assessment of individual trees.  The estimated dollar value of a tree is based on its size, species, condition, historical significance, and location.  The more robust a tree and the fewer hazards it poses, the bigger a bump in its value.  A single tree can be worth over $10,000!

Call for an estimate.  (360) 468-2146