Doug Malawsky, senior vice president and COO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI) announced that the firm has expanded distribution of its Priority Tree Inspections in advance of the upcoming summer storm season, which is forecast to be active this year. HMI’s Priority Tree inspections include a visual inspection of the large trees and shrubs proximate to a home or structure. The inspection is conducted by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist’s who have received further training on HMI’s data collection software and protocols. Following the inspection, property owners will receive a TreeFacts Priority Tree Report, which provides the types, location, size, current replacement value, health rating and list of symptoms for each tree.
Research has proven conclusively that trees that are unhealthy or are structurally unsound represent a large majority of trees that fail in high winds. Furthermore, other studies have concluded that the leading cause of damage to homes and other structures during wind storms is from trees losing limbs or falling. Because of this clear link between the health of large trees and their ability to withstand adverse conditions, insurance companies and property owners are purchasing HMI’s Priority Tree inspections now, before the summer storm season is in full swing. HMI’s network of Certified Arborists are also able to provide remedial services if requested to address any issues that may be uncovered. For more information, visit www.moneygrowsontrees.com.