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Consults

Is your tree is looking a little sick, sad or not as good as it used to or perhaps it just needs general health check up?
Then it's time for your tree to see a doctor
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A visit from a consulting arborist is like having a general practioner for your trees. Your consulting arborist will provide information based on general observations and basic testing. Just like a GP, a broad range of laboratory services and specialised information can be obtained from your consultant or through outside laboratories. These services include but are not limited to:

Pathology and disease identification and management plans
QTRA - Risk of Harm Assessments
Dendrochronology (dating trees, tree parts and injuries to trees)
Ultrasound and Resistograph testing and assessment of decay
Starch testing to assess the vigour of the tree
Root identification
Plant identification at a full taxonomical level
Soil analysis
Reports (required by many councils and in more formal situations)


Once your consultant has assessed your trees they will discuss the problem with your tree  and determine an appropriate action plan. Where appropriate, they will advise you of any further testing that needs to be preformed. Where possible your consultant will recommend treatments you can preform yourself. 

Your consultant will record and digitise important information about your trees and a copy of these "Field Notes" will be sent to you once they have been finalised.

Ultra Sound

If decay or wounds are found in your tree, you may require a ultrasound to determine the extent of the damage and what effect this has on the tree's overall health and stability. Councils may also request this test be done for the same reasons.

Where possible an ultrasound is always preferred over a resistograph test as it is noninvasive or minimally invasive.

Resistograph

If decay or wounds are found on your tree, you may require a Resistograph to determine the extent of the damage and what effect this has on the tree's overall health and stability. Councils may also request this test be done for the same reasons.

A Resistograph is an invasive test that involves drilling one or more small diameter holes into the tree. Drilling into the tree has the potential to expose the tree to problems such as spreading of any decay that may be present.  Because of this, the depth and number of holes drilled should be limited.  Your consultant will inform you about the appropriate limits for your tree.

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