Matt Allen 

Tree Lover  & ISA Board Certified Master Arborist #PN2695B

ISA Tree Risk Assessor

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Trees are an investment.  

They give character to our city and neighborhoods. They give us sweet moments in their shade or shelter from the rain. They clean the air, control storm water, and remove toxins from the soil. We often don't think about them. But, there they are quietly doing their part for us. 

As a Master Arborist,  I help you with forward thinking tree care planning. I use modern arboriculture practices to help trees thrive in our urban environment.

 Practices and Service

My mission is the preservation of trees to enhance the ecological value of our city and to ensure future generations benefit from urban forest stewardship.

Consulting- I help property owners satisfy municipal requirements with development and construction projects. I provide consultation for thorough, objective analysis of tree related matters for residential, commercial, and municipal clients. My intent is to bring the most current research to my clients so they may have the best solution for their concern.

I specialize in:

  • Tree Pruning and Preservation Planning (Do no harm.)

  • Tree Risk Assessment (Be pro-active.)

  • Tree Inventory (Know your investment.)

  • Tree Failure Analysis and Forensics (What happened?)

  • Disease Identification and Lab Analysis (What ails and what’s the solution?)

  • Permitting and Municipal Code Compliance (Cutting the red tape.)

What is Tree Risk Assessment?

Trees are an investment, they are essential and so is their care. And that starts with a thorough assessment of the tree’s architecture, growing environment and prior care or lack of. Especially in the case of new construction or remodeling where the tree or it’s root system may be impacted.

A Tree Risk Assessment (TRA) has several components:

Level 1: The arborist will view the tree in question, whether in person or through photographs.

Level 2: This requires a 360 degree ground level observation of the tree or trees in question. During this phase, the arborist will examine the roots, trunk and crown to identify obvious structural defects.

Level 3: Building on the information from Level 2, the arborist will then perform advanced diagnostic procedures, which may include extracting samples for lab analysis.

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