Consulting and evaluation are our most important work because they form the foundation upon which all of our tree care work is based. Our certified arborists visually inspect your trees for canopy color and density, structural integrity of the trunk, main stems and crotches. We touch and tap on the bark to search for old wounds, cankers, cracks and signs of decay. We carefully lift up the lawn in a few places to look for tree roots and sample the soil. The end product of these observations and evaluation is to produce a proposed course of action which will help your trees be as healthy, safe and attractive as possible and to preserve them for the future. These recommendations are always made while keeping your goals in the forefront. We do not charge a fee for our initial consultations. We are also frequently called upon to evaluate trees on a property where construction of a new house or a new addition is taking place or a new landscape is being installed. In these instances, the goal of our work is to produce a plan intended to protect and preserve existing trees as construction takes place. We do charge an hourly fee for professional or industrial consulting service but the benefit is considerable.