Aboriculture Expert Witness On Services Offered By An Arborist

Greg Applegate, ASCA, Arborgate Consulting, Inc., describes the types of assignments he receives as a arboriculture expert witness:

Diagnostics: Shigometer, starch tests, penetrometer, root investigation, and site evaluation.

Hazard Evaluation: Risk analysis (current methods) defect identification and investigation. Decay, root health and branch attachment investigation. Abatement options explored.

Appraisal: Replacement method, formula method, or cost of cure, for legal, insurance or planning purposes.

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