Your family and your home are the most important things in your life, so it makes perfect sense to occasionally, have a risk assessment done on the trees around your home.
Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA)
The QTRA process gives you statistical number so you and your arborist can compare the risk of harm associated with your trees to that of other daily activities such as driving. All QTRA users must hold a current license. Our QTRA licensees participate in continuing education and training related to risk assesment in order to keep current with this rapidly changing field of arboriculture.
Every QTRA inspection comes with a set of notes from your arborist for your records. Where your neighbours are concerned about your trees, you may find it useful to provide them a copy of the assessment.
Sometimes when decay and/or basal wounds are present a resistograph or ultrasound may need to be undertaken to assess the extent of the decay/wound.