Tree Risk Assessments

What is Tree Risk Assessment?

Tree Risk Assessment (TRA) is a systematic process for evaluating potential risks to trees and people. The purpose of the assessment is to provide guidance to the landowner or property manager on how to manage trees and other vegetation in order to minimise risks.

Risks that can be evaluated during a Tree Risk Assessment include:

  • Branch failure
  • Tree contact with powerlines
  • Tree contact with buildings or other infrastructure
  • Windthrow
  • Root damage
  • Soil erosion or sedimentation

Why do you need a Tree Risk Assessment?

Trees are an important part of our environment and play a crucial role in our communities. However, like any other object, trees can pose a risk to people and property if they are not healthy, well maintained or structurally sound. That's why it's important to do a tree risk assessment—to identify any potential hazards and come up with recommendations on how best to mitigate the risk.

A Tree Risk Assessment is beneficial not only for homeowners and businesses but also for municipalities and public works departments. By identifying potential risks posed by trees, these entities can develop policies and procedures to help manage those risks.

How does Canopy Consulting conduct Tree Risk Assessments?

Each tree is tagged with a numbered weatherproof tag that is used to numerically identify the tree that corresponds to a map and schedule that we provide with our reports.

We plot each tree using GIS-based software that captures tree attributes such as DBH, height, spread, useful life expectancy, observations, and recommendations to manage risk effectively.

We use the industry-recognised TRAQ tree risk assessment method in our reports. We are also trained in QTRA and VALID tree risk assessment methods, so rest assured with our experience. All collected data is analysed and overlaid with government planning and mapping tools to ensure you have the most holistic and current appraisal on your site. Tree risk assessments are an important part of effective urban forest management, and Canopy Consulting is proud to offer this valuable service. For more information or to schedule a tree risk assessment, please contact us today.

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Canopy Consulting
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
1300 122 667
(1300 1CANOPY)

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