We offer tree care consultancy services for private and professional clients in Auckland. Our tree care consultancy ranges from the simple tree care advice for the home owners to in depth structural tree inspections for adventure parks and councils.
VTA – as is described below – is our first step when conducting any tree care consultancy. It is a methodical approach to identifying all factors that are influencing the health of the tree.
Our tree care consultancy provides you with expert advice on the best tree care solutions for your tree.
Trees in the urban environment have many challenges to withstand. They are living in an artificial environment and are consistently stressed by the urban requirement to contain their size.
Trees also are an emotional anchor for people living in the city. This means, when a problem occurs, or a tree causes damage or becomes a public safety hazard, advice and mediation is often needed.
Tree care consultancy for tree risk assessment
The team at Tree Care Auckland has the knowledge of the tree structure, the tree mechanics and the tree biology. We can quickly 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.
Trees that look unhealthy or damaged can be assessed to identify if they present a significant risk to people and property.
To download the Auckland Council Application for resource consent trees form, click here.