May 19

Why to Have a Tree Inspection Before Buying a Home


Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. Before you purchase your home, you receive a home inspection. However, trees should be inspected as well for hazards. An experienced arborist can examine the trees on your property to ensure you will not need to spend thousands of dollars in the future removing and repairing trees. An arborist will look for the following signs in your tree inspection:

Falling Trees

Is a tree leaning? Are heavy branches threatening your roof? Are there trees on the property susceptible to heavy wind? A toppling tree is a huge hazard to your home and family. An arborist can examine your property for weak, susceptible, or threatening trees that may fall in the future.

Invasive Roots

Tree roots have a mind of their own. They will grow toward sidewalks, septic systems, homes, and whatever else gets in their way. Invasive roots can add a large expense. You need an arborist to identify invasive roots before you purchase your home as it could be thousands of dollars of damage in the future.


Trees can live from 100 years to 5,000 years depending on the type. Despite that, they are still susceptible to disease and decay over time. Signs of disease and decay could be dead branches, brittle bark, and fungus. Mold is hard to spot unless you are experienced in tree service because it grows from the inside out. Depending on how bad the damage is, your tree may need to be removed.

Insect Infestation

Dead and diseased trees can house many types of insects. If the insects are not taken care of, they can spread to your home. If you have insect infestation in any trees of the property you are considering buying, the infested tree should be removed immediately to prevent future damage.

Buying a home is a life-changing investment. The property your home resides is essential to perform an inspection to prevent thousands of dollars of unforeseen repairs. Contact the Beaver Tree Service in Beaverton, Portland, and Medford for more information on your tree inspection.


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