Tree Risk Assessment
Proudly Serving the Greater Seattle Area
[This service is currently suspended.] Do you live in Seattle or a nearby city? Does your city require tree risk assessment before you can cut down a tree? Give us a call at (206) 735-4081.
Martin Macauley, owner and ISA Certified Arborist, is an ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor (cert# CTRA 822).
What does it mean to be a tree risk assessor?
Martin can assess the risks posed to people or structures by a tree or trees. For many cities now, this assessment is required before you can remove a sizable tree on your property.
What are the requirements to become a tree risk assessor?
Martin took an intensive two-day course in Spokane, WA, and passed a two-an-a-half-hour exam (with flying colors!). Here are some of the areas of knowledge Martin learned:
- types and rates of decay
- mechanics of tree failure
- risk mitigation actions
- ribs, bulges, and fissures in bark
- root and soil issues
By continuing his education in tree health and safety, Martin provides full tree care service to his customers.
Martin Macauley, ISA Certified Arborist, provides expert tree evaluations for developers and homeowners. The evaluations include an assessment of the tree's current health, its site situation, and its likelihood for failure. These evaluations are often required by city departments when a landowner wishes to remove a tree. If you live in Seattle, Martin is a city-approved arborist for evaluations.