Level 1 Assessment:
Our level 1 assessment includes a visual look around of the area, whether it's in a car or walking on sidewalks and streets. This assessment is used to identify high risk branches and trees, with minimal details being recorded about individual trees. A level 1 assessment is recommended when there is a large area of trees that needs to be covered quickly.
Level 2 Assessment:
A level 2 assessment includes a complete walkaround of a tree to view visible defects on the tree and the surrounding area. It also includes the use of a rubber mallet to perform a "sounding" test to determine open cavities that may not be seen visually. From there, an arborist can determine if the tree health indicates the need for a deeper diagnosis (Level 3 Assessment). With this level, a report is included that will include any defects and observations found during the basic assessment.
Level 3 Assessment:
Our most detailed and advanced assessment includes a complete overview of the roots, stem, and crown of the tree. This is done using a combination of a few pieces of equipment including a compressed air tool and a resistograph (a precision drilling instrument). With several certified arborists on staff, we will then be able to provide an accurate recommendation for the tree, whether it's maintenance, removal, or mitigation.