Arborist reports should be prepared by arboriculture professionals who have extensive experience with tree assessments due to their complexity and varied local municipality requirements.
Davey Resource Group (DRG) arborists are graduates of post-secondary colleges or universities specializing in arboriculture, forestry, or horticulture with additional qualifications such as ISA Certified Arborists®, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), or Board Certified Master Arborist, the highest qualification ISA offers.
When you request an arborist report from your local certified arborist, they will provide information about the health and condition of specific trees, including the cause of noted issues and actions that may be taken to alleviate a problem.
Recommended actions may include:
City foresters also use this information to help determine which trees can be removed without undue loss to the community. Their job is the preserve and enhance the beauty, environmental benefits and public safety of the urban forests in our communities, which benefit us all.
These reports are often required to meet city by-laws as one of the documents needed to obtain permission to remove a tree. Communities vary in their by-law requirements for tree protection, so confirm your city's pre-project requirements by contacting your City Forestry Department or visiting your your city’s website.