Tree Risk Assessment
A risk assessment involves evaluating the hazard potential of a tree by calculating the probability of a tree to fail, how the environment around a tree can contribute to the failure, and a target area. By correcting structural defects, the failure potential can be reduced. Almost all trees have some sort of failure risk associated with them, and it is up to a property owner to determine the acceptable level of risk they are willing to assume.
Potential hazards can be formed in numerous ways including co-dominant stems forming from included bark, dead or broken branches, cracks, wounds, canker, and decay. Site changes and construction can also alter the failure risk of a tree by causing unseen damage underground. There are usually a variety of recommendations available to reduce the risks and liabilities associated with trees besides needing to remove them.
Our Certified Arborists are available to discuss and to provide a variety of recommendations to reduce the risks and liabilities associated with trees besides needing to remove them.