Arborist Expert Witness On “After The Storm” Part 1

In After the Storm…(but before the cleanup starts) arborist expert witness Russell E. Carlson, RCA, BCMA, writes:

Before you start up the chainsaw, before you make a single cut — make sure that any damage is documented. It only takes a few minutes to get what you need. Those minutes can be worth a lot in the long run.

Any tree damaged in a storm, or by vandalism, tresspass or accidents, may be insured or may be eligible for a casualty loss tax deduction. Don’t assume it isn’t covered in some way. Document the details right at the beginning, and you won’t have to worry about it later.

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