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Who utilizes tree consulting?

Landscapers work hard to please their clients, which sometimes involves finding solutions to complicated tree situations.  Faris Tree Consulting (FTC) provides in depth tree information and recommendations to satisfy your clients’ goals.


FTC adds value for Realtor’s clients, both buyers and sellers, by identifying tree risks and urgent maintenance issues.

Landscape Architects

FTC reviews design plans to meet your tree-related goals, including appropriate species selection, protecting existing trees during plant or hardscape installation, and required arborist review.


FTC works with cities and towns to address arboricultural needs, including tree inventories, planting programs, risk assessment, and existing tree protection.

Property Managers

FTC inventories trees and creates management plans.

Property Developers

FTC inventories trees on site, identifies trees for retention, and drafts protection plans.


FTC identifies tree species on your property, provides tree risk assessment, and drafts tree management plans.

Homeowner Associations/ Neighborhood Associations

FTC works with homeowner and neighborhood associations to address arboricultural needs, including tree inventories, planting programs, tree risk assessments, and existing tree protection plans.

Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations

FTC provides training for staff and volunteers on tree planting techniques, species identification, sourcing of trees, advice on helpful tools, and managing volunteer events to plant or care for trees.

What is a Registered Consulting Arborist?

As defined by American Society of Consulting Arborists

Consulting Arborists are the preeminent authorities on matters related to trees—ensuring the safety, health, and preservation, of trees in our natural surroundings. Both homeowners and industry professionals will find a number of different reasons to hire a Consulting Arborist to achieve their objectives.

Trees in our developed environment present a challenge, requiring careful planning and vigilant maintenance. The shared public trust of governments, businesses and homeowners is to ensure that trees grow, thrive and remain safe. When a problem occurs—if a tree causes damage or becomes a public safety hazard—a source for advice and mediation is often needed. This is the role of the Consulting Arborist: to bring a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues.

ASCA’s Consulting Arborists are dedicated to the objective assessment of trees, the enhancement of the community and the protection of the environment. They are also devoted to a course of lifelong learning about arboriculture. Those with Registered Consulting Arborist® (RCA) status have chosen to take their career even higher by earning that designation. Our referral directory will help you find the right professional for your job.

What is a Technical Report?

One of my primary deliverables is a technical report.  A technical report documents the main facets of my work with clients and their trees.  This report includes several sections, including background, scope of work, observations, testing & analysis, discussion, conclusions, recommendations, bibliography, and glossary.