TreeInspection.com arborists bring our extensive knowledge about trees and experience in the field to every inspection and service we provide. However, the right tools are also required to accurately assess and diagnose your trees.
Our basic tools include:
• A steel probe to check for depth of a cavity;
• Binoculars to look for problems in the canopy.
• A hand rake to pull leaves and ivy away from the trunk and ground around it to make it visible;
• A trowel to dig for decay below the soil surface;
• A measuring tape to record the diameter or circumference of the tree;
• A mallet for "sounding" a tree trunk and major root flares, which will often lead us to hollow areas;
• A blunt screwdriver to probe a decayed area;
Our advanced tools include:
• A Resistograph. Only a handful of companies in Atlanta own one of these high-tech machines.
When our inspectors have reason to suspect that a tree has decay inside the trunk or roots, or when certain kinds of fungus are growing on a tree, this sophisticated machine is invaluable for determining how much decay there is. When we use the machine, the results it provides guide us when we advise homeowners about taking their tree down. In many cases, the Cities of Atlanta and Decatur require a Resistograph test to determine whether or not to approve a tree removal permit. Though most of the time we don't need to put it to use, we bring this machine to every inspection we perform.
• Software. We have spent years customizing and investing in our state-of-the-art software, a multi-visit record system that allows us to keep track of your trees. Our technology stores information about each tree we inspect, including its location, our findings, photographs and Resistograph results. It also calculates the risk and value of trees. We can quickly use this software to help diagnose problems, prescribe treatment, and generate reports. We take it with us wherever we are, even high in a tree.