The purpose of tree inventory is to provide a baseline upon which management of the trees will occur. In the inventory, a health assessment and location of trees is inspected and collected. Notes are provided for care options ranging from pruning, cultural care, removal, new plantings, or tree protection. The number of trees can range from a few to hundreds of thousands, all depending on the client’s needs.
The general process is as follows:
- Identify and GPS locate trees;
- Assess condition of trees and site;
- Provide maintenance options including cultural practices to improve health; and
- Prioritize trees based upon tree health and structural findings.