Consulting Arborists provide informed opinions that help clients solve a problem, accomplish a goal, or make a decision.
What separates a consulting arborist from an arborist practitioner is the attention to procedures used to collect, process, document, and store information.
They help diagnose tree and landscape problems including but not limited to, risk assessment, insect and disease identification, tree preservation, and plant management plans.
Typically the tasks include site inspection, interviewing parties, record observations, documenting the process with photographs, developing an opinion of value, writing a detailed report about observations, findings, conclusions and recommendations in detail.
This position requires adherence to ethical principles of competency, due care, impartiality, independence, integrity, objectivity, and public trust is all vital in consulting.
A Consulting Arborists education is never completed. The importance of keeping up with the most recent practices is reflected in ASCA’s continuing edu credits needed, 30 CEU’s every 2 years!
Consulting reflects consistency in one’s core values, actions, methods, expectations and outcomes. This includes Integrity, Principles, and an over all generous nature towards their community and consumers.