Tree Checklist before buying a new homeSpring has sprung and house hunting season has begun. Atlanta area schools let out for summer at the end of this month, which means many families looking to move will be ready to close on a house during summer break.

If you’re currently house hunting, you need to think about more than just the home itself before putting an offer on a property. The last thing you need to worry about after closing day is problem trees.

If you’re out looking at houses this spring and summer, run through this checklist as you inspect your potential property’s trees.

Tree Checklist for a New Property

  • Are any trees leaning toward the house?
  • Do any trees appear to be diseased?
  • Are any trees on the property dead or dying?
  • Are any trees with large root systems close to the home’s foundation?
  • Do any tree canopies touch or hover directly over a portion of the roof?

If you answer yes to any of these red flags, it’s a good idea to have a tree professional walk the property to inspect the trees. Besides pointing out potential problems, a tree expert can also show you which trees are healthy and thriving. If the property you’re considering purchasing has healthy trees in the yard, it will give the property greater value by providing more shade, saving on energy costs and increasing curb appeal.

As a buyer or a seller, if you need professional help with trees, contact Appalachian Tree Service of Atlanta at 404-409-9926.