add to our enjoyment of outdoor experiences whether in forests,
parks, or urban landscapes. Too often, we are unaware of the
risks associated with defective trees, which can cause personal
injury and property damage. Trees do not fail at random. Tree
failures are often predictable over a broad range of time.
art and science of tree risk assessment requires the arborist
performing the assessment to be well trained in biology, tree
structure, and tree mechanics. The arborists of Top Notch Treecare
possess a high level of comfort and experience with recognizing
the subtle signs of impending mechanical failure.
a decision involves considering several factors:
and type of defects
and extent of decay
of decay organisms
to prevailing wind