What is an Arborist Report: An arborist report is an independent report prepared by a qualified or certified professional arborist containing specific observations and information on tree identification, size, condition, location, and tree health. It may also include: recommended actions, potential impacts of development, and mitigation measures relating to one or more trees on an individual lot or project site. The report may require amendments as conditions change over time. The report may address specific requirements for a project or jurisdiction.
Why are Arborist Reports important?: Arborist reports help provide information about the health and condition of specific trees; the cause of the problem, and actions that may be taken to alleviate the problem. Arborist reports are also important to City Foresters to help determine which trees can be taken down without undue loss to the community.
As an example, a Live Oak in good condition is a native tree that requires protection, while a dead or diseased tree may be taken down with replacement trees to be planted, to ensure long term health of the urban canopy. City Foresters work hard to preserve and enhance the beauty, environmental benefits, and public safety of the urban forests in our communities, which benefits all.
Hazardous Tree Assessment: We provide a detailed report outlining the health and stability of an urban tree. The report includes advice on the best course of action – treatment or removal.
Tree Inventory / Survey: Because safe, healthy, attractive trees are tremendous assets to any site, proper management of these valuable resources begins with an expert assessment of the property’s trees. By measuring and marking trees of a given size during pre-construction planning, identifying the species and rating for health, we’re able to provide a solid snapshot of the property’s tree.
- Plant identification
- Insect/arthropod identification
- Plant health and problem assessments
- Plant tissue analysis for disease and disorders
- Tree structure evaluations
- Soil nutrient, pH, and organic matter analysis
- Soil drainage assessments
- Soil density analysis (soil compaction)
- Tree inventories/Surveys
- Tree survey audits
- Tree preservation plans
- Tree mitigation planning
- Hazardous tree assessment
- Invasive species control