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Tree Appraisal & Tree Valuation


Tree Value Appraisal

Trees are not only beautiful, but add financial value to the property as well. A tree appraisal establishes the monetary value of your trees — an important fact to know since some healthy mature specimen trees could be worth as much as tens of thousands of dollars.

The majority of tree appraisals are done after removal or damage of some kind has taken place, but the best time to obtain an accurate value is while a tree is standing. The certified arborists at The Consulting Group can give you a realistic tree appraisal for determining property value, tax deductions, and adjusting insurance claims.

While the aesthetic value of trees is subjective, the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CLTA) publishes standard guidelines for determining urban and residential tree values that are widely endorsed as the standard when the appraisal is conducted by qualified experts. The Consulting Group’s Arborists are also well versed in tree appraisal methods including value loss,
reasonable restoration, species and class ratings, replacement cost and the trunk formula method.

Tree Appraisal Clients
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., New Canaan, CT
  • Columbia Gas Transmission LLC, York, PA
  • Goldberg & Goldberg, Attorneys at Law, Silver Spring, MD
  • Preferred Mutual Insurance, Bridgeport, CT
  • Farmers Insurance, Westport, CT
  • Safeco Insurance, Orange, CT
  • Travelers Insurance, Philadelphia, PA
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance, Baltimore, MD
  • Law Offices of Walter G. Birkel, P.C., Washington, DC
  • State Farm Insurance, Baltimore, MD

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Mike Galvin
Director, The Consulting Group at SavATree

Mike Galvin’s wide-ranging expertise in arboriculture includes urban and community forestry management, state-of-the-art tree inventory and management plans, tree protection and preservation during construction, as well as tree risk management and appraisals.

He is an accomplished speaker, researcher and published author on environmental and sustainability issues.

Mike currently serves as Strategic Partner for the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, has served as Past President of the American Society of Consulting Arborists and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and served on the Chesapeake Bay Urban Tree Canopy Expert Panel.
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Matt Weibel
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Matt has worked in arboriculture and urban forestry since 2002. He received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He has experience working on residential, private, and commercial landscapes and with municipal governments.

Matt is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture, New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the ISA, and the New York State Urban Forestry Council.

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Allan Fenner
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Allan Fenner has a wide range of arboricultural and urban forestry experience that includes the preparation of tree preservation plans, construction specifications, urban tree inventories and municipal tree preservation standards for road and side walk construction. He has managed multiple university campus inventory and construction projects as well as contributes to design and implementation. Allan integrated the use of ground penetrating radar for qualitative tree root assessment below ground in urban settings for the development of construction specifications in Connecticut. He has managed several large projects that included the implementation of tree preservation specifications and the installation of detailed infrastructure. He is an accomplished speaker and educator and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. He is a qualified tree risk assessor and experienced in landscape planning, appraisal, forensics, damage assessments and expert witness testimony.

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Steven Geist
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Steve has been a practicing and consulting arborist since 1983. He double majored in Plant Pathology and Botany at Colorado State University in 1983. Steve has participated in complex legal matters as an expert witness for a variety of clients including property owners, attorneys, corporations, real estate appraisers, insurers, city, county, state, and United States government. He is currently the Board Chair for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund. Steve is also past president of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, Society of Commercial Arboriculture and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

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Daniel Bunner
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Dan works out of SavATree’s Springfield, VA branch. His primary focus areas for consulting services are the Washington DC metro area and Northern Virginia.

He is an ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.


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Jean Zimmerman
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Jean has worked in project development, helping municipalities, colleges, botanical gardens and others manage their forests. Jean and the team can help your property to be beautiful and healthy to impress clients, employees, visitors and guests.


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Brock Eastlund
Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Brock joined the SavATree team in 2016, bringing with him several years of experience working with clients, providing high-quality tree care and lawn care, including turf grass management.


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