So you’ve looked around your yard, and you are ready to take the first step in making your home your haven, including your trees and shrubs. Determining how to improve your surroundings begins with a Treescape Inspection. Many tree service providers perform inspections and evaluations, and there are many different types of tree inspection. Hiring a credentialed arborist ensures that you are working with an expert, who is dedicated to education, best practices within our industry, and commitment to improving our community. Heartwood’s staff of professional and credentialed arborists include three ISA Board Certified Master Arborists, over thirty ISA Certified Arborists and more than twelve Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) professionals. TRAQ is a standardized, systematic process for assessing tree risk and providing information to tree owners and risk managers for making informed decisions that will promote the safety of people and property and enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. 

That leads to our next topic, maintaining your trees and shrubs for years to come!

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a holistic approach to caring for your trees and shrubs with the goal of improving and maintaining the overall health and aesthetics of your landscape. A true PHC program or what we call a Tree Love and Care (TLC) program uses different strategies including cultural, biological, and traditional insect and disease control methods.  The Heartwood Tree Love and Care program includes seasonal inspection of your property for a variety of problems. This service can be applied to your whole yard or may be tailored to a specific tree, shrub, or contained area. Much like routine medical or dental check-ups for humans, this service provides a more clear picture of your environment and helps to eliminate factors that may cause health issues for your beautiful surroundings. (For more information about available Tree Love and Care services, visit our website )


(For More Information about the International Society of Arboriculture, ISA, and the standard credentials for professional arborists visit: )