When to Hire a Consulting Arborist

Root out the cause of tree issues with ASCA Consulting Arborists.

Consulting Arborists are tree experts who advise in the most challenging situations. Their experience in the science and practice of arboriculture and their practical, ethical, and objective role of consultant are key to two distinct groups of people:

  • Industry professionals, such as law firms, insurance companies, utilities, land developers, architects, and municipalities who need:
    • Reports on trees, and plants in general
    • Expert testimony in court
    • Evaluation of the environmental impact of land development
    • Consultation on tree preservation
    • Expertise for land planning
    • Education about preserving trees
    • Forensic investigation into tree issues
    • Consultation on care and maintenance
    • Assessment of risks and hazards

  • Landowners, such as homeowners, real estate owners, developers, and others who need:
    • Knowledge of tree care, preservation, and maintenance
    • Expertise about tree and plant selection and planting
    • Assessment and identification of tree risks and hazards
    • Advice on tree preservation
    • Appraisal of trees
    • Investigation into tree disputes and negligence
    • Inspection of plant material and tree issues

When you hire an ASCA member, you know your Consulting Arborist is a qualified professional, dedicated to continual education and career growth. When you see "RCA" after a Consulting Arborist's name, you know you are looking at an ASCA member who has completed rigorous training in our Consulting Academy and is a Registered Consulting Arborist®. We've provided a referral directory on our site to help you find the right ASCA Consulting Arborist for you.






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