Arborist Reports

People call in arborists for many reasons. Sometimes, there’s a problem with their trees that the home or landowner isn’t able to diagnose, much less deal with themselves. At other times, an arborist is requested to investigate trees that are potentially in the way of new development. The result of these inspections are recorded in arborist reports.

Arborist reports are a way to have on record what the arborist finds during their inspections. Some reports are presented in detailed booklets. This type of report contains full explanations of the visit. Each inspected tree gets a full description of its condition. A booklet report may also include recommendations from the arborist.

Alternatively, these reports are as simple as a checklist of basic tree observations. A point scale rates the seriousness of any potential issues. Typically a more thorough analysis is offered in light of a seriously negative evaluation.

Fallen Leaf Tree Management provides a range of arborist reports and inspections to satisfy the needs of residential clients. Before any work is done to your landscape, it’s best to call in a professional for a thorough analysis of your trees.

What are arborist reports used for?

Commonly, an arborist is called into evaluate trees when their health is a concern. The problem could be disease or pests, or possibly even housing development. In many cases arborist reports are for justifying permits to move or remove a tree. These reports help with making action plans to deal with a problem. At the end of a detailed report, an arborist will often suggest multiple courses of action. Possible solutions include setting up an integrated pest management plan, or applying appropriate fertilizers.

Other uses for a Fallen Leaf Tree Management arborist report include:


An inventory is one of the most valuable tools you can have when budgeting and planning maintenance. It will let you know how much each species is costing you and what trees you are saving money from and getting the same benefits. We map and catalogue every one of your trees and create a management plan tailored to each specific tree. An inventory lets you manage your property, and plan for projects in the long term.

Hazard Evaluation

Trees are potential hazards in the right circumstances. Disease, pests, and harsh weather all threaten trees in their own way. These factors are responsible for tree failures all around the world. When a Fallen Leaf arborist inspects a tree, they look for three specific criteria:

  • The size of the part that might fail
  • The potential for that part’s failure
  • The potential targets it would fail on

We rate these on a number value system, from 3-12. This also takes into account the various other factors that are affecting the tree, and could force a failure.

Cost Appraisals

Imagine if a neighbor has a tree on your property removed while you’re away at work. This is something that happens surprisingly often, and deciding on the proper compensation for this is a challenge. Other potential issues include accidental loss of a tree. Nearby construction stresses trees, and potentially sends them into fatal decline. Landscaping work involving pesticides inherently risks other nearby properties.

Fallen Leaf uses several industry-approved methods to determine the value of a tree. If a tree on your property is damaged or lost by accident, or neglect, our arborists ensure your losses are properly evaluated.

Contact Fallen Leaf for arborist reports and evaluations!

If a project on your property threatens your trees, or if they are showing signs of stress, you should get an arborist to inspect them. Arborist reports are the first step to diagnosing a problem, and finding a reasonable and affordable solution.

Fallen Leaf’s arborists are fully certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. They have years of experience with inspecting trees, and providing workable action plans to residential customers. Contact us today at (916) 226-3712 or send us an email on our contact page and let us start the process of protecting the trees in your yard.

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