The most obvious time to inquire about tree risk assessment is when you are concerned that one of your trees might be posing a threat to the safety of yourself or your property. If you think a limb is dangerously entangled in power lines or hanging too far over your roof or driveway, that’s when you should reach out.

If a storm has come through and you are considering removing fallen branches and limbs yourself, that is also a time to call for an assessment. You can’t always see potential pressure points or cases when moving one part of a tree might cause another part to react in a dangerous way.