Services

I serve all of Los Angeles County and can travel to San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

My clients are

  • Homeowners and HOAs
  • Public, private, and commercial landowners and managers
  • Municipalities
  • Schools and universities
  • Tree pruning contractors
  • Landscape architects, designers, and maintenance companies
  • Realtors, architects, and contractors
  • Insurance companies and attorneys

My consulting services include

  • Walk-n-talk learning
    • Client chooses length, location, and focus
      • Native or non-native trees
      • Urban or wildland environments
  • Tree Evaluation
    • General condition
    • Hazard evaluation
    • Pruning needs
      • One-time evaluation
      • Annual or multi-year pruning plan
    • Disease and pest diagnosis
    • Hardscape conflict and other damage
    • Neighbor tree mediation
    • Habitat trees
    • Property in escrow
    • Species identification
  • Trees and Development***
    • Tree inventory
    • Tree preservation
      • Preservation suitability study
      • Site plan design recommendations
      • Best practices for working around trees
    • Tree protection report and plan
    • No protected trees letter (LA City only)
    • Tree disclosure statement (LA City only)
  • Other Tree Situations
    • Tree monitoring
      • Pruning
      • Construction
      • Public works
    • Tree planting recommendations
      • Species suitability
      • Specimen selection at nursery
      • Tree placement, planting, and establishment care
    • Formal risk assessment using ISA TRAQ methodology
    • Appraisal

To maintain independence and objectivity in my recommendations, I do not offer tree work such as

  • Treatments or fertilizers
  • Pruning
  • Cabling, bracing, or other tree support systems

***Note on Trees and Development
In commitment to my core values, I’m only accepting development projects that focus on tree or community stewardship, for example:

  • homeowner projects with an emphasis on protected tree preservation
  • commercial and high density housing projects that reuse developed sites
  • community service projects such as affordable housing and public works

I’m no longer accepting the following types of development projects:

  • homeowner projects with excessive or avoidable protected tree impacts
  • projects that create new development on naturally wooded sites
  • “spec house” type projects with protected trees on the site

Please reach out via my Contact page and we can discuss whether I’m the right arborist for your development project.