Tree Survey Reports are very important for schools, property owners and your local community. It is likely that as a school teacher or home owner with trees, you may have concerns about the safety of your trees. A tree survey report can be an easy way to gain an accurate understanding of the condition of your trees and any hazards that are associated with them.
To give you peace of mind, Tree Care Auckland can provide a tree survey which will record information about the structure and condition of your trees. From this information a risk rating will be generated and remedial works advised in order to bring any risks within acceptable levels. All information is presented in plain English and easy to understand.
What is a tree survey report?
A tree survey is preliminary inspection of a tree to ascertain its condition and any risks associated with it. From this initial inspection a plan of action for the tree can be formed. This may range from no work needed until the next inspection, through to advice on pruning works or removal. In certain circumstances, such as with very old or significant trees, the outcome may be that a more detailed inspection is required.
What is included in a tree survey?
- Data gathering on species, dimensions, physiological/structural condition, and age class in order to gain an understanding of the tree in question.
- Mapping and tagging of your tree stock in order to clearly identify each tree on the survey.
A risk rating to prioritise any work.
- Recommendations for remedial work or more detailed inspection.
How do we do a tree survey report?
We use an industry best practice technique known as Visual Tree Inspection (VTA). This involves a skilled arborist assessing the tree and its immediate surroundings visually for any signs of defects or dysfunction. The arborist may also use a sounding hammer and a probe to investigate any cavities, cracks or other abnormalities. The inspection is from ground level only and no samples are taken. Should the tree survey indicate a more detailed inspection is required, a full climbing inspection can be arranged with or without the use of electronic tree inspection equipment.
So, how does a tree survey all work?
If it is the first time we have surveyed your trees we will need to do an initial site set up in which we map your trees and tag each one with an identification number. We can then carry out the inspection. It is recommended that an inspection is carried out annually, unless the findings of the report detail otherwise, or there are other mitigating factors e.g. a significant weather event. For each following site visit it is only the inspection that you pay for. Any remedial work or more detailed inspections recommended are not covered in the cost of the survey.
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