Although very resilient, trees sometimes show symptoms of decline or loss of vigor. Some tree species are vulnerable to disease and other species are more affected by parasites like insects. Some of these problems have very little impact but others are very destructive. A tree’s health can also be affected by its immediate environment. For instance, low volume and low quality of available soil often impede root development and have a decisive impact on the potential health of a tree.

Even though it is impossible to predict tree longevity with certainty, vigor and structure (also called branch architecture) can be judged by our arborist to determine safety and risk issues. In many occasions, inspections reveal symptoms of declining health from which the main causes of decline can be found. From these issues, advice and action plan are offered to the owner in order best address the situation. Our diagnostics are powerful tools to optimize a tree care budget.