Our Consulting Arborist is an expert on tree and landscape appraisals. Urban forestry research shows trees contribute value to a property and that statute law may allow compensation for the loss of a tree. There are established methods that assist a tree appraiser in determining the value of plants, including large trees that can’t be replaced. Tree appraisals are often needed for the following:
- Insurance claims for tree or plant loss
- Tree and boundary disputes
- Estimating repair and replacement costs
- Expert witness for litigation cases
- Eminent domain cases
- Wrongful removal and clear cutting
- Fire damage assessment
- Right of Way disputes with county or state municipalities
There are times when tree appraisal are needed to determine a value on hardwoods and pines. Many individuals do not realize the importance of landscape and tree value. Did someone wrongfully removed trees from your property without permission? Did a Georgia DOT expansion project offer a homeowner the proper amount of money for replacing the vegetation on your property. Most of the time, they will offer a low ball estimate. Talk with our Arborist, he can properly determine your loss.
It is possible to get the compensation you deserve without having to go to court. When you take into account the costs to all parties involved, it is sometimes more cost efficient to avoid litigation. A tree appraisal is a good starting point for any negotiation. Five green-industry associations collaborated in the making of these guidelines. Each one endorses the findings by urging property owners to engage only those appraisers who rely on its procedures as their primary source in making their calculations. The groups are the International Society of Arboriculture, the American Association of Nurserymen, the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, the American Society of Consulting Arborists, and the Tree Care Industry Association.
A site visit is required to collect data, photos and office time is be needed to research repair costs, make calculations and prepare a report. Sometimes a phone consultation is all that is needed. Our ISA Certified Arborists can help you make the right decision for your circumstances.