Let's get to know your tree...
Why do I need a consultation?
The Tree Consultation is a detailed way to help understand your tree, and its surroundings. With this approach to your tree, a Certified Arborist will be able to get answers from your tree, to be able to understand what its challenges are, and how to help it to achieve its full potential.
What questions do you ask of the tree?
There's lots to discover about your tree, and we typically ask about the history of your tree first. Like a doctor, it's important to know how your tree got to be in its current condition. From there we can find out about soil conditions, the micro-climate on your property, test for disease and identify insects, investigate trunk decay and other things that affect your trees life. Please fill out our Tree Owners Questionnaire to help get the process started, it's free and will take less than 5 minutes!
If the trees can't talk, how does it answer the questions?
Using a variety of tools and equipment, and with important visual factors, we can determine if the answer is obvious based on our experience of assessing trees on the prairies, or if we need to take soil or plant samples to make an accurate diagnosis from the laboratory.
Why do the samples need to go to a Laboratory?
Many of our urban pests cause damage that have similar symptoms to each other, but obviously shouldn't be confused. Mixing up insect damage to a fungal infection can be common, and if you don't know what you are trying to treat, it all becomes trial-and-error. Plus it will be a mystery to determine if success is being achieved.
What happens with the information taken from the tree?
The data, pictures and test results all are presented to you an Illustrated Tree Report (ITR). You will be able to see everything that the arborist sees, and have it explained to you in a way you can understand, skipping all the tree jargon.
What do I do with my ITR?
Your ITR is a great source of information, and should be kept for future inspections. It creates a great base to establish if your new efforts toward tree care are being rewarded. This could be in an increase in above ground growth, a reduction of insects or more nutritious soil for the tree to grow in. Your reason for tree care is your own, and using the most accurate data available, we want to help you achieve it with minimal fuss.