Tree Associates Inc., assists in tree preservation while satisfying local tree ordinances and planning regulations, which is best accomplished through our involvement in the planning, design, and pre- and post-construction stages of a project.

Our approach is to provide a tree evaluation which provides information on the species, size and condition of trees and their suitability for preservation. Project plans are then reviewed to determine potential construction impacts and to provide prognoses for the trees to be preserved. In cases where infrastructure is planned within a defined tree protection zone, the location, size and depth of tree roots is critical information to develop prognoses and preservation strategies. Tree Associates Inc., can locate roots utilizing pneumatic excavation or its Tree Radar Unit to provide this information without excavation.

Primary Clients: Developers, Landscape Architects, Property Owners

preservation plan for a rare Chilean soapbark tree
We prepared a tree preservation plan for a rare Chilean soapbark tree on the University of California, Davis campus that would potentially be impacted during proposed adjacent construction. A tree protection zone was defined in order to limit any construction activity from occurring close to the trunk.

design modification recommendations for trees next to sidewalk
The city of Rancho Cordova, California, added a sidewalk adjacent to trees lining a portion of Folsom Boulevard. Tree Associates Inc., was able to make design modification recommendations prior to construction in order for the City to preserve the maximum number of trees.

preservation recommendations for elm trees
Tree Associates was hired to conduct a risk assessment, review construction plans, and develop management and preservation recommendations for these mature elm trees in the courtyard of The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

pneumatically excavating soil from elm tree roots
Many risk assessments that Tree Associates Inc., performs involves pneumatically excavating soil from the roots in order to inspect them further. Pictured here is a close-up of a root on one of the elm trees at The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, California – lens cap illustrates scale.

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