Consulting and Tree Risk Assessment
Horticultural and Arboricultural Consulting
Consulting: the providing of expert knowledge to another party for a fee. — Business Dictionary.com. Read More: What is Arboriculture Consulting? We provide arboricultural and horticultural consultation and evaluation services for individuals, builders, architects, insurance, and legal interests. Arbor Doctor owner Ronald E. Rothhaas Jr. is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists and the International Society of Arboriculture. Ron is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (ISA OH-5177B) and has earned the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. The ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognizes ISA Certified Arborists® who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics, which ensures quality of work. Fewer than two percent of all ISA Certified Arborists® currently hold this certification. Ron has over 3 decades of industry experience, a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University, an associate degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as thousands of hours of additional training and seminar hours. Contact Arbor Doctor for arboricultural and horticultural consultation and evaluation services for individuals, builders, architects, insurance, and legal case evaluation including:
- Tree Risk Assessment
- Legal Cases
- Insurance cases
- Expert witness
- Diagnosis of Tree and Landscape Problems
- Hazard Tree Assessments and Surveys
- Tree, Landscape and Nursery Appraisals
- Tree Planting Programs
- Tree Protection during Construction
- Insect and Disease Identification and Management
- Plant Health Care Programs
Hazard Tree Assessment
Red oaks and pin oaks tend to get decay in the trunk and the root system which causes them to fail catastrophically. I have been watching this monster pin oak for several years because I knew it had substantial decay and it had all the signs of a tree that was getting ready to fail. I actually mentioned it to the owner several years ago but nothing was done I figured it was only a matter of time before we had a real mess and possibly serious injury. I was happy to see that the tree was finally removed before the tree failed. The large amount of decay is clearly visible in the interior parts of the base of the tree. This is one of the things that a consulting arborist with a tree risk assessment qualification knows to look for.
So, Why Did The Tree Fall?
So. . . why did a tree fall over last weekend on a car in Bond Hill (Cincinnati), killing the woman inside? This may seem like an easy question, but the answer is complex. Read the complete blog.