We offer health and risk assessment of trees for private and professional clients in Auckland. Our health and risk assessment of trees ranges from the simple safety recommendation for the home owner to in depth structural tree inspections for adventure parks and councils.
Visual Tree Assessment (VTA), as described below, is our first step when conducting any risk assessment. It is a methodical approach to identifying all factors that are influencing the health of the tree.
Health and risk assessment of trees in Auckland
The team at Tree Care Auckland has the knowledge of the tree structure and biology to conduct visual tree health and risk assessments. We can conduct a visual tree inspection that identifies specific conditions and defects.
If the visual tree inspection is inconclusive we can utilise advanced tree inspection equipment for the detecting of internal decay and defects not visible from the exterior.
As part of the tree risk assessment we will supply maintenance recommendations to limit immediate danger and reduce the risk in the long term. The steps outlined in your formal tree risk assessment will be prioritized based on urgency.
What is Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)?
VTA as developed by Prof. Dr. Claus Mattheck is a non-invasive method for examining the health and structural condition of individual trees. This assessment provides information on the condition of the roots, trunk, main branch structure, crown, buds and leaves. Together providing an assessment of general tree health and vitality.
Basic decay detection tools such as percussion and probing may be utilised to determine whether further investigation is required, using more invasive methods.