As a full-service tree company, General Tree Services provides service to Portland Oregon and SW Washington though many people may not be aware of our tree consulting services.
We have many certified arborists and tree professionals on staff that offer consultations for a wide variety of tree-related reasons.
From the homeowner who needs a hazard report for tree removal to the business owner who wants a plan for managing the care and cost of the trees on their property, we can take care of you.
Here’s a list and description of our most common tree consulting services.
Tree inventory can help manage care and cost
Our arborists can map all the trees in your landscaping to create a database of information and photos to manage future tree services. Tree inventories are especially helpful for entities like larger estates, schools, cemeteries, universities, professional campuses, golf courses or parks that have a group of trees on their property.
Why have a tree inventory?
Providing tree maintenance services for a group of trees can be complex. A tree inventory makes it much easier to keep your trees healthy. For example, budgeting and prioritizing pruning is a breeze when you can quickly access records that tell you which trees were pruned last year.
What does a tree inventory include?
- Trunk diameter
- Disease issues
- Pruning priority
- Last pruning date
- Any other info client wants to know
All the recorded information is integrated into an interactive map using GIS. GIS stands for Geographic Information System and has capabilities to store, record, analyze and display data relating to your trees’ location and geography. Think of it this way- it’s like a super accurate GPS for your trees and gives us the ability to create customizable information rich maps.
Tree risk assessment can reduce damage
In a risk assessment, a tree is evaluated for the likelihood of its failure and the potential consequences of such a failure. Tree risk assessments can only be performed by a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Arborist.
This type of report can be proactive, such as addressing a hazardous situation before an accident occurs or it can be used to assure the relative safety of a tree you’d like to preserve.
Value appraisals for your trees
Trees increase the value of any property. We provide evaluations of the monetary value of a tree or group of trees based on their location, condition, size and species. These value appraisals can be used for insurance claims, tax deductions, legal claims or real-estate assessments when buying or selling.
Arborist Reports and Tree Preservation Plans
As part of pre-construction planning, development or construction companies are often required to submit a report for the trees on the proposed property. Whether their plan is to preserve the trees or remove them, these reports are usually required to be done by a Certified Arborist to guarantee accuracy.
Proper permits for tree services
Tree permits vary so let us help you navigate the sometimes-complicated process of city regulations. Our staff is familiar with the permit process in Oregon and SW Washington communities and will obtain the proper permits for pruning and/or removal before any work begins.
Consulting covers a wide range of services, which is why prices are decided on a case by case basis. It’s best to contact General Tree Service with a description of what you need done and we’ll provide you with an estimate.