Why Do You Need a Tree Survey?
Many local county laws now require tree surveys when developing commercial and residential property. For example, The City of Houston Tree and Shrub Ordinance has standards in place for tree & shrub planting and removal. Our surveys provide developers with qualified information to make educated decisions.
Being informed of where trees are located and what species they are is important, it will help to incorporate them to the overall development plan.
What Does A Tree Survey Include?
Depending on your location, ordinances have protections in place for specific species, height, and CRZ.
Our tree survey encompasses all the following:
- Species of tree
- Physical measurements
- Age class
- Root Protection Area (RPA)
- Critical Root Zone (CRZ)
- Preservation Recommendations
Why is a Tree Survey Important?
While tree preservation is important, it must be noted that surveys aren't just about saving the trees. Maintaining the proper greenery can also increase the overall value of your property. However, not abiding by your local ordinance can be financially taxing to your property. There are financial penalties for unauthorized tree damage and removal.
For more information on The City of Houston Tree and Shrub Ordinance visit:
For other county ordinance information, visit your local .gov.
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A tree survey is a detailed examination and assessment of the trees on a property, typically carried out by a professional arborist or land surveyor. It provides essential information about the health, species, age, location, and size of each tree. Tree surveys are often required for planning and development projects, risk management, preservation of trees during construction, and compliance with local regulations.
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