Tree Habitats & Aerial Inspections

Trees are home to numerous critters. From nesting birds, to rodents, and insects, trees provide essential habitat for all sorts of wildlife. Here in the Northwest, some trees are even home to creatures as majestic as the Bald Eagle, a national icon and a species that is protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. We never know exactly what we will find up close and personal in the canopy of a tree, so we include an aerial inspection every time our arborists climb. By providing these Aerial Inspections we are able to ensure our disruption is minimal and a home for the creatures is left intact, while we reduce any risks to your property.


We find all sorts of wildlife in trees


Aerial inspections deploy a climbing arborist to complete a Level III Visual Tree Assessment or VTA. This is composed of a noninvasive, 360-degree inspection of the tree’s canopy to see if anything needs to be addressed, such as weak attachments, deadwood, or in many instances, the presence of wildlife. These adhere to the protocol set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


At Seattle Tree Care, our climbing arborists pride themselves in documenting via  photos any risks that may lie within the upper canopy, and we include this thorough inspection in  all pruning projects at no additional cost. Our goal is for you to rest easy knowing that your property is safe.You might even find out that you have a few furry or feathery tenants! For a more detailed description of our tree inspection standards, click the link here.

Trees make great homes

One Response to Tree Habitats & Aerial Inspections

  1. Wendy Fitzgerald

    It’s such a relief to know that you guys take the time to fully check out and report on the entire habitat that the tree provides. That is a good practice and more property owners should take interest in how you handle things up in the canopy.
    Love the baby birds photo!

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