Tree Survey case study. One of the tree services we offer at Tree Care Auckland is management of trees. We often check other woody vegetation on large privately-owned estates.
As a business organisation we have been working with our client Carey Park Christian Camp for some time now. Carey Camp has its own high ropes course which utilises trees as anchors.
Every year we inspect and manage the trees used for the rope course and surrounding the rope course. This Tree Survey case study blog post shares some of the details of our tree survey visits.
For this Tree Survey case study the park is comprised of native bush and a mixture of exotic tree species.
It is an ideal environment for an Arborist to be working in and happens to be one of our dream jobs. There are plenty of open canopied mature trees to climb. Great to swing around with lots of lush native vegetation beneath. It is jobs like these that really remind you why you became an Arborist.
This project initially began by having a walk through with the client.
Their requirements for the property and the trees were discussed, along with how the land is used and any targets that are present. From there we were able to advise them on how best to proceed. It was decided that tree survey inspections of the trees and anchors were needed.
Along with a long term tree management plan for the site. This tree management plan helps to ensure we are creating the desired outcomes for the client. The tree survey report enables us to chart our progress and highlight any new areas that need urgent attention.
The high ropes course is used by children and staff throughout the year. So it is important that the trees in the immediate area are free from significant defects.
First the trees were inspected to ascertain their condition and highlight any problems.
Using this information, a tree survey report and management plan were produced. Then came the fun part of climbing the trees. To remove any deadwood, broken branches, or other hazards that could have fallen on people beneath.
It’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you are being paid to climb around a high ropes course.
A mature pine tree near the high ropes course was identified in the report as showing signs of decline.
It was still in the early stages and it was felt that measures could be taken to help it. Wood mulch was spread beneath the tree to provide protection from compaction caused by people walking over the roots. And to act as a slow release soil improver as the mulch decayed.
On our most recent visit the tree was assessed again and it is showing remarkable signs of improvement. It is often the simplest measures that have the greatest impact.
Tree Care Auckland are experienced in managing estates of all sizes. Whether you own a single tree or an entire forest we can offer solutions to ensure you manage your tree stock efficiently and effectively.