Often, older trees with historic value are near people. These urban trees carry with them a level of liability, or potential risk. When a tree grows larger, gets older, and starts to decay, the trees’ risk grows as well. With this in mind, we look for anything that would be at risk if the tree fails and suggest ways to mitigate (lessen) that risk.
Assessment involves inspecting the tree and areas of concern, assessing the site around the tree, learning its history, and the history of the region around it. Then we can determine what kind of changes have occurred in the tree’s environment, and plan how best to help the tree improve its survival strategies and life repair.