Arborist reports are another service that is generally provided by a tree removal company. They may also be provided by arborists that work on their own, independent of the removal companies in your area. However, in order for the reports that are filed to be official, the person who performs the arborist report examination and prepares the final report itself must be a licensed arborist. Be sure to ask your arborist for his or her qualifications to ensure that you are working with a professional.
There are many different reasons why you may need to schedule an arborist report. For example, you may think that a tree that is located on your property has become infested with pests, or is sick with a disease. You may also know that the tree has been damaged by a recent storm, and you are trying to determine whether or not it is healthy enough to remain standing. An arborist report can provide you with this information.
If you are selling your home or other property and a prospective buyer becomes concerned that the trees on the property could pose a safety risk, you will need to have an arborist report written up that details any of the potential hazards and expenses related to those trees. You may also encounter the need for an arborist report if you want to redesign the landscape on your property, either to sell or to beautify for your own use.
When the arborist performs his or her inspection, he or she will thoroughly examine the tree and report on its:
Any visible problems it may have
The report will also include information on any health or safety risks the tree may pose, and whether or not the tree is rotting, severely damaged, or infested with insects.
In some cases, a council might require an arborist report before a tree can be removed for any reason.