Managing Hazards and Risk
Trees provide numerous benefits to those living and working in the urban environment, which increase with tree size and age. However, older and larger trees are also more likely to drop branches or cause root conflicts on the sites they inhabit. In managing these trees, tree owners must recognize the tree benefits and risks.
Whether hazards are created by strong winds or ice-storms, or whether construction on the site may or already has negatively affected the tree, tree owners should recognize tree risk and management strategies to help ensure trees are able to provide their full complement of benefits.
Click on these links to find out more about:
- Recognizing Tree Risk
- Safe Response to Tree-Related Storm Damage
- Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction
- Treatment of Trees Damaged by Construction
- Treating Trunk and Crown Injuries
- Monitoring for Decline and Risk
WHO WE ARE
Moki Smith Tree Specialists are Certified Arborists serving Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill and the entire South Bay Area. Contact us today for all your tree needs.
Why hire a Certified Arborist? An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.
Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Learn more about why you should hire a Certified Arborist here
For questions or more information, please contact us at (408) 722-8942.