Why should I hire a consulting arborist from Tree Solutions?
Knowledge: We have extensive knowledge of tree biology, ecology, and urban forestry, as well as the tools needed to assess all kinds of sites. Unlike many of our competitors, we can accurately interpret the results of diagnostic tests.
Response time: With a team of several certified arborists and tree risk assessors, Tree Solutions can respond to your needs in a timely manner. If one arborist is busy, there is a good chance someone else will be available to get to your site.
Variety of skills and backgrounds: Our combined backgrounds include forestry, development, horticulture, technical writing, design and landscape architecture. Our team works together to find solutions to the most difficult problems. We understand plans and our role in the planning process. We are the only registered consulting arborists in the region who can provide an aerial assessment of your tree using non-invasive climbing techniques.
What is the difference between a certified arborist and a consulting arborist?
According to the American Society of Consulting Arborists, “Consulting arborists are called upon to advise in the most challenging situations that necessitate experience in the science and practice of arboriculture, as well as specific expertise in the practical, ethical and objective role of consultant. Consultants are the arboricultural experts of choice to assist law firms, insurance companies, utilities, land developers, municipalities, landscape planners and architects, homeowners, individuals and organizations coping with disaster mitigation, and others requiring authoritative knowledge and perspective on trees and plant life.”
Tree companies that attempt to also “consult” cannot guarantee impartiality, since they are often paid to prune or cut. At the very least, they have an incentive to recommend action. Consulting can remain impartial and objective when the consultant does not prune trees and is not trying to sell you work.
What should you expect when a Tree Solutions arborist comes out to your site?
Will you talk to my neighbors about what you find on my property?
My neighbor cut down my tree, what do I do?
If you are seeking reparations for the damage done to your tree, we encourage you first to obtain an appraisal and then to approach your neighbor. It is always best to try to reach a settlement before going to an expensive lawyer.
Can you inspect a tree on my neighbor's property?
Do you treat trees to prevent or remove insects or disease?
Is there a minimum charge to have someone come to my house?
Why do you charge for travel time?
We believe that everyone in the landscape industry deserves to earn a livable wage with paid time off and health benefits. We pride ourselves on providing these to our employees, as well as a safe work space. Charging for our time, as professionals, allows us to do this.