Arborists are tree specialists who use their education, knowledge, training, experience, and research to examine trees and woodlands. Arborists recommend measures to enhance the beauty and health of trees and forests, while attempting to reduce the risk of living near them. Clients may choose to accept or disregard the recommendations of the Arborist or seek additional advice.
Arborists cannot detect every condition that could possibly lead to the structural failure of a tree. Trees are living organisms subject to attack by disease, insects, fungi and other forces of nature. There are some inherent risks with trees that cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty, even by a skilled and experienced Arborist. Arborists cannot predict acts of nature including, without limitation, storms of sufficient strength, which can cause even a healthy tree to fail.
Arborists cannot guarantee that a tree will be healthy or safe under all circumstances, or for a specified period of time. Likewise remedial treatments, like medical care, cannot be guaranteed 100%.
Treatment, pruning, and removal of trees may involve considerations beyond the scope of the Arborist's services, such as property boundaries, property ownership, disputes between neighbors and other issues. Arborists cannot take such considerations into account unless complete and accurate information is disclosed to the Arborist by the client. An Arborist should then be expected to reasonably rely upon the completeness and accuracy of the information provided.
Neither this author nor Davis Tree Management has assumed any responsibility for liability associated with the trees on or adjacent to this project site, their future demise and/or any damage, which may result therefrom. To live near trees is to accept some degree of risk.
Data provided by Davis Tree Management are based on observations made at the time of inspection and considers only known targets and visible/detectable conditions of the tree and site consistent with a Level 2 assessment per ANSI A300 (part 9) standards, the ISA Best Management Practices (Tree Risk Assessment). This level of assessment is consistent with the client solicitation.
Davis Tree Management is not responsible for discovery or identification of hidden or otherwise non-observable hazards. Observations do not include individual testing or analysis and does not include aerial or sub-soil inspection. Any reference to time frame is not a guarantee for tree stability. Records may not remain accurate after inspection due to variable deterioration of inventoried material. Extreme weather or unforeseeable events may cause tree failure. Davis Tree Management provides no warranty with respect to the fitness and health of your trees or of the urban forest for any use or purpose whatsoever.
Thomas J. Davis, Jr.
Updated June, 2021