Tree risk assessments are a visual assessment of a tree’s structure and stability by a certified arborist. They are done to determine the likelihood of failure of branches or the whole tree and the severity of the consequences if a failure were to occur. An assessment can help determine whether the tree poses an immediate threat to people or property. If risk is identified, mitigating options are presented to the tree’s owner.
A tree inventory is a record of location and characteristics of individual trees within a defined geographic area. For municipalities, tree inventories typically include street trees and trees in parks or other municipally owned properties. Inventories are an important piece to the development process both commercial and residential - knowing which trees are required to be retained during a construction project is essential to the permitting application.
Choosing the right tree for a landscape, street, or backyard all hold the same value: it needs to be the right place and the right species for it to thrive. As design elements, trees add structure and vertical character that is hard to beat. They offer shade, catch storm water and carbon, house wildlife, calm traffic, and our own psyche. Whether it's a large conifer or specimen tree, I can select, source, and provide proper planting and establishment instructions for this important investment.
Determining the health of a tree is done by a visual assessment. A health assessment is usually done to determine the health and condition of a tree and suggest ways to improve the overall integrity of the tree if there are issues to be addressed.
It is important to protect trees during construction - this can help save both the trees and property from potential damage. When the proper steps are taken to protect trees on construction sites, the risk of damaging or creating unstable trees can be reduced. By keeping the crown, branches, and trunk clear from direct contact, they are less likely to be injured by equipment, raw materials, or disturbances that often take place during construction. Offered for sites 10,000 sq. ft and smaller.
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