Tree owners are liable for any damage that their trees may cause and thus have to abide by the laws governing public safety. It is therefore necessary to have systematic tree inspections carried out. The aim of these regular “check-ups” is to assess the condition of individual trees and tree stock and to document everything in comprehensive fashion. A standard inspection is always carried out from the ground, and all examinations – whether one individual tree or a whole stand of trees – have to be conducted with the same precision. Only where the type of documentation of the results is concerned will there be differences.