WHAT IS AN ARBORICULTURAL CONSULTANT?
Arboricultural Consultants have extensive experience maintaining trees; they also have a very good understanding of how design and installation affect the long term health, safety and prospects of trees.
Arboricultural Consultants tend to look at a tree from the ground up, and from the inside out. They look at the root crown, then the trunk, then branch structure. They Also look at soil conditions, taper, branch distribution, angles of attachment, weight distribution, decay, cracks, conks, etc.
In addition an Arboricultural Consultant looks for general indications of health, such as foliage density and color. Also, they tend to think in four dimensions - their always looking ahead to anticipate the future form of the tree, problems the tree may pose or face as it grows, amenability to future pruning, encroachment, etc.
The Pruning Guru can refer you to a Arboricultural Consulting company that has a Certified Arborist on staff who will evaluate your current property and make recommendations to promote and maintain the best environment.
ARBORICULTURAL CONSULTING USUALLY INCLUDES:
- Hazard tree evaluation
- Pest and disease diagnosis
- View and privacy issues
- Species and cultivar selection
- Protecting trees during construction projects
- Soil and irrigation management
They can help to develop realistic goals, objectives and procedures for managing their plant resources within a specified budget.