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Tree Inventory

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What is a Tree Inventory?

A tree inventory is an assessment that focuses on the individual attributes of trees. The SavATree Consulting Group is frequently employed to help clients make informed decisions about the care of their trees, plan projects accordingly and increase productivity of their crews. Using state-of-the-art software, our team can geo-tag each tree in a given area and make notes on the area and each tree’s individual characteristics including:

  • Quantity of trees
  • Diameter
  • Species
  • General condition and health
  • Size characteristics
  • Damage
  • Special conditions
  • Recommended management activities
  • Priority level to perform recommended activities (low, medium, high, critical)

The SavATree Consulting Group has many years of experience performing tree inventories for clients. Some of the clients we have worked with include Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, Kings Way Condo Trust and Discover Financial Services. We have helped establish a comprehensive database of actionable intelligence for their trees that will allow them to make informed decision in the care of their property.

Tree Management Planning

We can take your tree inventory data and put it into a plan of action to help you make proactive tree management decisions. This will include recommendations on tree management activities and prioritization of those activities so you can address the most important issues first.

We complete a thorough assessment, making sure there is a plan of action for each tree. We can also connect you with our traditional tree services if we service the area which your property is located in.

 

Tree Canopy Assessment

The goal of completing a tree canopy assessment is to give the client a thorough report of the percentage of a city, town or piece of land which is covered by tree canopy and understand the potential tree canopy that could cover the land.

Trees have been shown to improve water quality, reduce storm water runoff, decrease energy use in buildings, remove air pollution, enhance quality of life, and increase property values. Improving canopy cover gives cities a chance to improve their climate resilience while enhancing community sentiment and public health.

A recent study we completed assessed the canopy over Los Angeles, California. Among our key findings:

  • 25% of the city’s and 18% of the county’s land is covered by tree canopy.
  • Roughly 1/5 (18%) of the city’s canopy grows in 1/10 (8%) of the total land area, occupied by just 1% of the population.
  • There has been a significant decline in tree canopy on residential land parcels since 2000.
  • For the City of LA, tree canopy is concentrated on residential parcels of land. Residential land also represents the largest area for improvement.

These findings will allow the city to plan for new tree planting and increase their canopy coverage. For more information on this study, watch this presentation by SavATree Consulting Group Director Mike Galvin:

Tree Assessment & Forecasting

Another important aspect of managing trees on a property you own or manage is understanding the risk associated with owning trees and the possibility of trees falling and damaging property. During your tree inventory, we can also create a prediction of possible scenarios of what could happen to your tree or trees if something were to happen or the potential damage that tree failure could cause.

The benefits of healthy trees are unmatched, which is why it is so vital to properly care for each and every one. Like humans, trees each have their own unique identifiers, problems and type of treatment they need. With a SavATree Consulting Group Tree Inventory, you can ensure that you will receive top-notch recommendations from experienced professionals that will help you to properly manage each and every tree on your property to keep your landscape and your visitors happy!

Contact the SavATree Consulting Group today to find out more about Tree Inventory.

Tree & Landscape Appraisal Clients:

Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer’s Insurance

 

State Farm Insurance

 

 

Traveler’s Insurance

 

 

Progressive Casualty Insurance

 

 

Safeco Insurance

 

 

 

 

Chubb & Son

 

Nationwide Insurance

 

 

Horticulture Asset Management, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Department of Justice

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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