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Arborist Services

Tree Risk Assessment: I will inspect and evaluate the trees in question and make recommendations based upon my findings. Mitigation of tree risk by pruning, whole tree removal, relocating infrastructure, closing off access and many other solutions will be explored. I will use proven scientific methodology and all applicable industry standards to evaluate your trees. I'm equipped to evaluate single trees all the way up to entire populations.

Tree Preservation/ Construction Damage Mitigation: Working alongside planners, architects, building contractors, developers and others is my forte'. One of my jobs is to open productive channels of communication with all the parties involved with your project. I will create easily deployable tree protection guidelines, conflict mitigation guidelines or whatever else is necessary to protect your trees. Follow-up site visitations are part of any comprehensive tree preservation plan. I'm here to ensure that your preservation goals are met and often times exceeded.

Earth Friendly IPM, Disease Diagnosis and Recommendations: Pest management is always foremost in combatting untimely mortality in our trees. A focus on overall plant health care (PHC), Earth friendly Integrated Pest Management, species specific biological processes of the tree and environmental conditions allow me to produce a focused suite of recommendations for protecting your trees.

Planting, Replanting and Tree Removal Mitigation: My tree plantings are done right the first time. I'm able to encourage vigorous root system establishment by taking into account site conditions, soil composition and proper rootball preparation. My tree removal mitigation plans are tailored to each project, are concise and easy to deploy. I'm more than happy to work alongside your landscaping company during a planting.

Tree Inventory and Mapping: I will create a visual reference for you noting tree location, trunk diameter and approximate canopy spread of each tree desired. The inventory can range from a few trees to a complete mapping of your forest.

Arborist Reports: From basic to detailed, my reports can be tailored to fit your project's specific needs and objectives. I use industry standard language that is compliant with all local and state requirements.

Pruning Specifications: I will write detailed and specific pruning specifications for one tree or many trees. All pruning specifications will comply with ANSI A300 Part 1 and Z133.1. I will then refer you to one of my licensed and insured service providers who will perform the work under my supervision.

My fees are quite competitive. Please call or email me to discuss your project.

What is an Arborist?

     An Arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an Arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.


I've attended the following workshops over the last few years:

Recognizing and Reducing Tree Failure Risk in our Communities 10/25/2013


New Perspectives in Tree Care 10/5/2012


Tree Risk Assessments & Plant Appraisals - The Basics 9/27/2012


TRACE - Carson City 3/29/2012


California Tree Failure Report Program 1/12/2012


Caring for Large Mature Trees in the Landscape 10/7/2011


The Use of Cranes in Trees 8/11/2011


The Changing Face of Arboriculture 3/18/2011


International Tree Risk Field Day 11/5/2010


The Busy Arborist’s Guide to ANSI Standards  6/25/2010