How do you get an arborist report? Who gets it done? Arborist reports are prepared by professionals in Arboriculture, who have extensive experience and expertise with tree assessment. These are specialists in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and with additional qualifications of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, or the highest qualification ISA offers, Board Certified Master Arborist and Tree Expert Companies like Leinad Tree Service.
Assessment of trees is usually done from ground level by eye, using Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) techniques developed by Claus Mattheck, in The Body Language of Trees (1994). Assessment of trees includes the:
- trees current condition and likely future health;
- species tolerance to root disturbance and/or development;
- likely future hazard potential to persons and property;
- Trees amenity value, such as significance, screening and habitat.
Firstly, the report observes the site, the number of trees on or near, the type of soil, sunlight available to the tree and any other non-factual discretionary information about the specimen(s) in question.
It then moves onto a discussion about the trees, and the arborists thoughts on their condition. These will also be factual points with an interpretation of these points by the arborist.
Lastly, the arborist will give recommendations on whether or not the tree be retained or removed. In most cases, if the arborist recommends the removal of a tree, they will also make a condition that the tree is replaced with a native specimen within two months of removal.
The following are required in preparing an Arborist Report:
- Arborist information such as ISA or ASCA number, contact information, name and signature
- Date and time of most recent assessment
- Tree information
- Evidence to back up observation and testing
- Recommendations, etc.
As easy as Arborist Reports look they entail a great deal of technicality that needs the attention of a highly certified specialist. Arborist reports are legal documents that can hold up in court if and when required, noting its importance. There are various types of Arborist Reports due to the fact that, they are specific to the site and timeline of any project.
Thus, typical reports include:
- Risk Assessment Report
- Arboricultural Appraisals
- Preliminary Arboricultural Report
- Exploratory Root Reports
- Research and Data Analyses
- Arboricultural Impact Assessment Report
- Letter Report
- Final Certification
Here at, Leinad Tree Service, we are experts when it comes to the review of your requirements, provision of Arborist Reports and advice on the best course of action. An Arborist Report denotes the condition of a tree and whether or not it ought to be removed or retained. A report enables you to keep your property safe by gauging tree risk. It helps make informed decisions and adopt measures towards tree health and longevity. Thus, an Arborist Report is an in-depth assessment and ought to be prepared by a certified arborist. Thus, high quality and detailed reports is our watch word at Leinad Tree Service. We also dish out quality arborist appraisals in Jax.