Arboricultural Consulting Services
SKL provides an array of tree services and consulting services. We provide our clients with various types of tree removal, tree trimming, tree injection, palm tree pruning and all assorted tree work. We are licensed to trim Mangroves and provide consultation for a variety of tree related problems.
- tree removal
- tree trimming
- palm tree pruning
- removing hazardous limbs
- stump grinding
- mangrove pruning
- tree stabilization
- palm tree injection
- tree re-location
What are the benefits of a Certified Arborist Consultation?
Tree & Plant Identification - Accurate identification helps determine proper pruning regimen as well as water-needs, soil tolerance, common pests, and sun or shade exposure.
Tree Selection - We believe in the power of the Right Tree in the Right Place. Correct spacing and appropriate drainage will make a huge difference in the overall health of your landscaping.
Tree & Plant Health / Disease & Decay Diagnosis – We can accurately diagnose and recommend a plan of action to deal with symptoms like chlorotic foliage, dripping leaves, early needle, frond or leaf drop, abnormal growth, sap flowing from bark, and more with just an Informational Site Visit.
If further analysis is required in order to develop an appropriate action plan Leaf, root, tissue, and soil samples can be collected and sent to a lab for a more thorough diagnosis.
Tree & Infrastructure Conflicts - When tree roots encounter sidewalks, driveways and foundations, an on-site assessment can help determine a safe course of action and provide the necessary documentation for tree or root-cutting permits.
Construction Planning & Protection - For construction and property development projects, building and tree removal permits require an inventory of all trees 6-inch DBH and greater, mapping of tree locations, and a condition report. The tree map and inventory are compared to site development plans and recommendations are made for tree retention and protection or tree removal. Recommendations are also made concerning tree pruning, and hazard mitigation of retained trees.
Tree Risk Assessment - During a tree risk assessment, we visually inspect the tree from the root zone to the crown. Defects are noted and a level of risk is assigned depending on the size of defect, probability of failure and presence of a target structure. If visual inspection leaves too much uncertainty, we can provide more advanced assessment techniques such as sounding with a mallet, using a probe or core sampler, or using a resistograph or sonic tomography.
Tree Risk Mitigation - When a risk assessment yields a discernable risk, we can recommend actions that mitigate the risk. While the only way to completely eliminate a risk is to remove a tree, there is often a very workable plan of action that can mitigate risks to safety or property while preserving your tree.
Who can benefit from a Certified Arborist Site Consultation?
People Seeking a Tree Removal Permit - The City of Sarasota requires permits in order to remove street trees, mangrove trees, and private trees on all properties. It is necessary to provide the building department with a Certified Arborist evaluation in order to obtain these permits. These reports can include hazard assessments and any necessary mitigation measures that are required.
Property Developers - Municipalities require detailed tree inventories and plans detailing any tree removal and protection when properties are entered into development. When the property is being re-landscaped, mitigation plans that include re-planting and specific protections for trees are required.
Homeowners Associations – Our tree surveys include species identification, mapping, condition assessments, and the prescription of specific actions that will help Homeowners Associations and other Planned Communities manage street trees, woodland areas, and common spaces, as well as provide the tools needed to budget for the maintenance of common areas.
Realtors – In the same way that a home inspector provides an assessment of the house itself, a Certified Arborist can provide realtors with a detailed assessment of the health, hazards, and maintenance costs of the trees on the property that will help buyers understand issues and costs that might arise.