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Arborist Consultation

At Monster Tree Service, our certified arborists offer professional tree consultations. During this consultation, we will conduct a walk-through of your landscape – making an inventory of the plant species in your yard.

As we assess your trees and shrubs, we will:

  • Diagnose problems
  • Help with insurance claims
  • Evaluate potential tree hazards
  • Identify insect infestations
  • Check for diseases
  • Offer tree preservation advice
  • Analyze soil health
  • And so much more!

At the end of our walkthrough, we will provide a proposal and recommend further services. Our goal is to develop a course of action and management plan that suits your priorities and budget.

What is an Consulting Arborist?

Consulting Arborists are authoritative experts on tree health. Our consultants are highly qualified and trained. We deliver a factual, comprehensive overview of the health, safety, and condition of your trees, shrubs, and other vegetation. This is achieved by conducting tree inspections, assessing risks, drafting arborist reports, prescribing pest, soil, and disease treatments.

We service various clients, including:

  • Homeowners
  • Farmers
  • Municipalities
  • Commercial site managers
  • Landscape architects, engineers, and developers

We’re ISA Certified Tree Experts Providing the Following Services

Most of our expert consultants are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture* (ISA). To become an ISA certified arborist, one must have over 3 years of professional tree care experience or a degree in arboriculture, pass a 200-question exam, and recertify every three years.

The ISA is the preeminent certification for arborists worldwide. Our consulting arborists provide numerous services, including:

  • Tree protection
  • Nursery and tree appraisals
  • Expert witness
  • Insect and disease management
  • Municipal ordinance development
  • Tree risk surveys
  • Tree planting programs
  • Tree inventories

*Please note: we cannot guarantee that all Monster Tree Service locations will have an ISA Certified consultant on staff. Please contact your local team to learn more.

Tree Inventories

A thorough tree inventory is important when developing comprehensive urban, construction, and/or forestry management plans. Tree inventories gather vital data on the size, species, and location of trees.

During an inventory, we document:

  • The total number of trees
  • Each tree’s health
  • Potential hazards
  • Disease or infestations
  • Maintenance recommendations

This information is beneficial when analyzing the pros and cons of prospective landscaping, construction, urban planning, and urban forestry projects. In the event that damage occurs, this inventory will prove beneficial when filing claims.

Tree Protection

Tree protection inspections are a critical safeguard to help ensure construction projects do not negatively affect nearby trees. Unregulated construction can pose many threats to a landscape and surrounding vegetation. Soil compaction is just one of many examples that show how disruptive construction can be to trees’ overall health. As soil and construction materials are compacted, the underground oxygen supply in a root system can decrease. This can lessen a tree’s ability to absorb water and even cause premature death. Our arborist consultants can examine your site to offer guidance on how to keep trees and plant life safe during construction processes.

Tree Risk Assessment

One of the primary reasons for an arborist consultation is to assess potential tree hazards and suggest preventive measures. By comparing the risks and benefits involved, it will be easier to determine whether to remove the tree or not. Every tree has some element of risk. Our goal is to assess the structural soundness and potential for failure of a tree. Knowing the severity of unsafe tree conditions will allow you to make informed and proactive decisions. When a tree is deemed defective and hazardous, we will also offer professional recommendations to help mitigate the risks involved.

Tree Failure Assessment

When a tree collapses or dies, our consultants can help assess the causes of tree failure. We will thoroughly examine each section using standardized methods.

This detailed inspection will look for:

  • Thinning canopy and/or declining crown health
  • Diseased, dehydrated, or infested branches
  • Fungus growth
  • Weak crotch systems
  • Soil heaving near the root plate
  • Unstable, overextended, broken, or weak branching patterns
  • Cracked and decaying tree trunks
  • Decaying or exposed roots

Tree Roots

Tree root systems are the literal anchor and foundation for any tree as well as a food source for your tree. During winter, tree roots store essential nutrient reserves to produce spring foliage. During spring, they transport water and minerals from the soil to the tree. Accordingly, their health is a top priority. With a regular arborist consultation, you stay updated on the condition of your tree roots and receive preventive tips on how to avoid root disease and failure.

Our tree root appraisal will examine:

  • Soil compaction – Heavy clay subsoils and soil compaction can restrict oxygen and water uptake, harming and even killing many trees.
  • Soil depth – Tree roots rely on soil to extract nutrients, anchor, and breath. When adding and removing soil, a tree’s root system can be threatened. Let us ensure your root systems thrive by assessing whether the soil depth and volume are right for the surrounding vegetation.
  • Overwatering/underwatering – Overwatering can saturate the soil so much it restricts the flow of oxygen, thereby suffocating tree roots. Underwatering will dehydrate tree roots – causing them to rot.
  • Surrounding fertilizer – Excess fertilizer can kill tree roots, while insufficient fertilizer will deprive tree roots of essential minerals needed to stay healthy. We will help you find the right balance.
  • Trenching, construction work, and digging – Digging trenches, laying pavement, boring holes, and other work involving soil excavation and heavy-duty machinery can significantly threaten root systems.

We Provide Consulting Arborist Services

Our consultants are available to provide services to the following commercial and municipal entities:

Community Managers

If you manage a large community, public park, golf course, cemetery, outdoor entertainment venue, or private development, you likely have many trees on your property. A consultant can provide a tree inventory and assessment to help you create short and long-term maintenance plans. Proactive maintenance plans will assist with budgeting and reducing unnecessary costs.

Homeowner Associations

A primary responsibility of Homeowner Associations is to settle conflicts and organize community landscaping plans. We can help Homeowner Associations create cost-effective maintenance plans – recommending safe, healthy, and durable trees to plant in shared spaces. We can also assess shared landscapes to help you proactively prevent potential tree loss and damage.

Property Management Companies

Managing a property is not an easy task. It is your responsibility to ensure your property is safe, inviting, and affordable. As a result, landscaping is a key area of concern. Our consultants can help you create landscaping budgets and help protect your property against tree collapse. We provide comprehensive tree assessments of risks and hazards and treatment advice for pest infestations and diseases.

Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents may require an arborist’s expert guidance in matters dealing with property assessments and inspections. Responsible homebuyers will want to know the dangers posed by trees on their landscape and the presence of any infestations, root damage, and disease. By consulting with an expert on such matters, you will receive an informed appraisal, a thorough assessment, and professional advice.

Landscape Professionals

The job of a landscape professional is to maximize value and minimize disruption. If you are concerned about the potential dangers and hazards of planting certain tree species/sizes, we can assess the prospective area to help you make practical decisions. Our arborists can also assist with supervision of work near trees, root mapping, and land planning. Finally, when debating whether to strip the land of its vegetation or build around existing trees, we can offer sound, detailed assessments to help you make a knowledgeable decision.

Tree Service Providers

Many tree service providers lack the in-depth knowledge of an ISA Certified arborist . Drawing upon years of experience and education, our arborists offer sound advice on the structure, health, and safety of trees. This will allow you to take the best course of action.

Municipalities

Trees located in public areas must be maintained and regularly assessed. If a hazardous tree is close to structures or pedestrians, we highly recommend remedial action. Similarly, if a historic tree is creating a challenge for a park, walking trail, or any municipal project, we can help you assess its preservation value and/or find ways to work around the tree.

And More

Our goal is to offer professional estimates, assessments , and advice on all matters pertaining to trees. We may recommend nutrients , pest control, site remediation, pruning, and/or immediate removal to mitigate hazards. Our services apply to property owners in countless industries.

List of ISA Certified Monster Tree Service Locations

The following locations are ISA Certified:

Location ISA Certification Number
Monster Tree Service of the Northwest Suburbs IL-9519A
Monster Tree Service of North Atlanta SO-0830A
Monster Tree Service of North Metro Denver PD-2504A
RM-8458A
Monster Tree Service of North County WE-13042A
Monster Tree Service of NE Atlanta SO-5303BUT
Monster Tree Service of Grand Rapids MI-3960AU
Monster Tree Service of Cary SO-10183A
SO-10768A
Monster Tree Service of Pinellas County FL-9720A
Monster Tree Service of Middle Tennessee WE-9748A
Monster Tree Service of Northern Virginia MA-236-A
Monster Tree Service of North Bay WE-7229-A
Monster Tree Service of Omaha MW-6148A
Monster Tree Service of Akron OH-6673A
Monster Tree Service of Montgomery County MA-5860A
Monster Tree Service of East Louisville KY 0252A
Monster Tree Service of New Orleans WE-10192A
Monster Tree Service of Bucks & Montgomery MI-4038A
NJ-0921A
WI-0816A
PD-2224A
PD-1660B
Monster Tree Service of Portland PN 6521A
Monster Tree Service of Minneapolis MN-4785A
Monster Tree Service of Rochester NY-5809A
NY 6264A
NY 6554A
Monster Tree Service of North Charlotte Metro SO-10748A
SO-10024A
Monster Tree Service of North Pittsburgh PD-2785A
Monster Tree Service of Southeast Wisconsin WI-1394A
WI-1451A
Monster Tree Service of North Shore IL-9094A
IL-5134A
Monster Tree Service of Southeast Denver RM-7199A
Monster Tree Service of North Dallas TX-4137A
Monster Tree Service of Lake County IL-9572A
Monster Tree Service of Northeast Florida FL-5506A
Monster Tree Service of North DFW TX-4478A
Monster Tree Service of West Valley, AZ WE-12434T
Monster Tree Service of Pittsburgh PD-2437A
Monster Tree Service of West Valley WE-11510A
Monster Tree Service of Cape Fear SO-10484A
SO-5699A
Monster Tree Service of St. Louis OH-5130-B
Monster Tree Service of Greater Reno WE-12300A
Monster Tree Service of South Charlotte SO-5645AU
Monster Tree Service of Northwest Arkansas SO-10645A
Monster Tree Service of Athens SO-10876A
Monster Tree Service of South Indianapolis IN-3680A
Monster Tree Service of Southeastern Massachusetts NE-7610-A
Monster Tree Service of Alexandria MA-0236A

Consult With an ISA Certified Tree Arborist* Today!

As certified arborists, we are proud to be distinguished authorities on the safety and preservation of trees. Our team is trained, educated, and specialized in the complexities of tree health. If the trees on your residential or commercial property require an expert assessment, give us a call. It is always wise to catch potential tree problems before they occur. Understanding the hazards, health conditions, and value of your landscape will prepare you for whatever comes your way.

*We cannot guarantee that every Monster Tree Service location will have an ISA Certified consultant on staff. Please contact your local team for more information.

Call (888) 744-0155 or find your local Monster Tree to book a professional arborist consultation today!

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Our History

In 2008, Monster Tree Service began as a small tree service company providing arboricultural care to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Our founder was committed to promoting the growth of healthy trees and giving homeowners unparalleled service while taking care of their yards and homes. As a result, when other tree service businesses struggled to find jobs, our company kept working through every season, growing and expanding like the trees we care for.

Now we’ve become the nation’s first tree care franchise for a simple reason: Our approach works. Customers love working with us because we’re honest. When we tell customers they do or don’t need a particular service, they know we mean it. Because we care about trees, we’ll always fight for ways to rehabilitate your tree rather than remove it. When we do recommend removal, it’s because we know it’s the only thing that’s safe for your home and family.

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