Tree Risk Assessments

Professional tree health and safety assessments by our ISA-Certified Arborists.


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Get to Know Your Trees

Understanding the health and potential risks of large trees on your property.

Large trees can be the biggest assets in your landscape - or its biggest liabilities.

Understanding the structure and health of your large trees is key to providing the right tree health care. If necessary, it's also the key to providing timely pruning or removals that can prevent property damage and safety hazards. 

We provide professional tree risk assessments in Pittsburgh, PA for commercial and residential landscapes. Homeowners and property managers should feel confident in health of their large trees. That means enjoying the shade and shape provided by large landscape trees without tolerating the risk of fallen limbs, unsightly pest and diseases or other potential tree hazards.

Large shade trees are assets in the landscape that only time can provide. We'll provide professional care and assessments to help you keep your large trees healthy and vibrant, maintaining the look of established landscapes that cannot quickly be replaced. 

What's in a Tree Risk Assessment?


Tree Risk Assessments (TRA) are standardized appraisals of ornamental and shade trees that assess a tree's structural condition, identify potential weaknesses and plan for future tree healthcare measures, selective pruning or removal.

For homeowners and property managers, that means understanding the health and hazards of large trees in your landscape.

Our team of Certified Arborists uses tree risk assessments created by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These forms allow us to inspect your trees for visible and below-the-surface risks.

Basic tree risk assessments (Level One) account for visible issues such as dead or damaged limbs, visible rot, leaning trunks and other poor structure. For the most thorough accounting of the trees in your landscape, Level Two and Three Tree Risk Assessments can dig below the surface, to identify potential issues in the roots, soil and tree tissue.

Whatever level of tree risk assessment you choose, getting started with a plan is the best way to prevent damage and encourage the health and beauty of the trees in your Pittsburgh landscape.

Getting started with your Tree Risk Assessment

Understanding the health of your trees begins with a review from our team.

We'll meet on-site to inspect your trees and understand the potential risks they might pose. You may have noticed signs of damage or disease in your landscape trees. Even healthy-looking trees, if large enough, can benefit from advanced tree risk assessments as a way of planning for future health care and identifying potential below-the-surface risks.

With a detailed assessment in hand, we can plan for further care services to maintain the health and safety of your trees, and you can have peace of mind.

Tree Care Services in Pittsburgh

Tree risk assessments are the first step in providing care for your large trees. Our team of arborists and tree care professionals handles a multitude of large-tree care services in Pittsburgh, PA. That list includes:

  • Brush Removal. Simple brush clearing for a healthy understory and cleaner landscape.
  • Tree Cabling and Bracing. Stabilization to support your tree’s structure and prevent damage. 
  • Consulting. Site assessments, tree health diagnosis and professional recommendations.
  • Diagnostics. Tree pest and disease assessments and mitigation techniques.
  • Expert Witness and Litigation. Certified professional assessments for legal review.
  • Fertilization. Deep-root and soil injections to give your trees a boost.
  • Inventories. Detailed accounting of tree inventories for large properties and neighborhoods.
  • Pest Management. Identification and management of common tree pests and diseases.
  • Pruning. Structural pruning to improve growth, eliminate problems and promote good shape.
  • Removal. Total removals of dead or nuisance trees.
  • Stump Grinding. Removing the entire structure of felled trees, clearing space for new growth.
  • Tree Planting. Design & Installation of new ornamental and shade trees.
  • Tree Protection. Physical measures to protect trees from adverse weather and common pests.
  • Tree Risk Assessment. Professional review of potential tree hazards in the landscape.
  • Tree Valuation. Understanding the value that ornamental and shade trees bring to the landscape.

Find out which tree care services can benefit your landscape by requesting your Tree Risk Assessment today.

Tree Risk Assessment Levels - Which one is right for you?

Limited Visual Tree Risk Assessment. A walkthrough of your property to quickly assess visible structural damage, pests and disease or other surface-level concerns. Reports offer basic recommendations for care.
Basic Tree Risk Assessment. A closer inspection of all visible parts of the tree, including the roots, trunk and crown, in addition to branches, limbs and above-ground structures. Can identify the potential need for further inspection, and offers more-detailed risk assessment and mitigation reports.
Advanced Tree Risk Assessment. All the services of Level One and Two inspections, with below-ground and aerial assessments included. Offers the most comprehensive reporting and recommendations for further care of potential removals.

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