Why You Should Get An Arborist Report
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Published by TOP4 Team
An arborist or tree report is a report that documents the arborist’s evaluation of the tree or trees in question and provides accurate data on a range of concerns from common identification items to the size, vigour and health of the plants.
Typically, there are two reasons for requesting a report:
1. to conduct a hazardous tree assessment, or
2. to fulfil a council’s request for information.
Before starting any large building or construction process, many local councils demand formal documentation in accordance with their local regulations for the safekeeping of the trees. A licensed arborist’s report is often a significant requirement in applying to prune or remove a tree, or simply to support a planning application.
An arborists' surveys provide unbiased and practical recommendations, which include your specific needs and all your possible options. The reports are also generated in accordance with Australian Standards and meet Council Arboriculture guidelines, which guarantees they are accepted by all planning authorities.
Private tree assessments
As attractive and advantageous as trees can be to both your house and overall well-being, they can also easily pose a threat if problems are left undiagnosed or disregarded. One of the ways to keep trees from becoming the main problem is to employ regular arborist inspections. Not only does this prevent a small problem from becoming a big one, but it also picks up on any hidden problems that might not be obvious until they become extremely dangerous and pose a threat to people and property.
Tree services cover a variety of criteria to correctly assess an at-risk tree, including analysis, identification, and evaluation. A licenced arborist will visually inspect the trunk, crown and roots to distinguish obvious defects in the tree’s structure. Using the results of these surveys, a reliable tree company will then provide a comprehensive tree report. These reports typically cover:
• Structural Root Zone / Tree Protection Zone
• Retention Value
• Age, Health, Vigour and Structure
• Landscape Amenity, Heritage or Ecological Value
• Crown Spread
• Genus, Species and Common Name ‘Height and Width
• DBH (Diameter at Breast Height)
• Visible Defects or Evidence of Wounding
If you have any concerns about trees in your backyard or need more information, do not hesitate to call At Your Tree Service today!