TREE ASSESSMENT

XYLÈME OFFERS SPECIALIZED SERVICES IN TREE ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CLIENTELES:

CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

Institutions

ARBORICULTURE CONTRACTORS

PROFESSIONALS

Architects, urban planners, engineers, landscape architects

INSURANCE COMPANIES

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

BUILDERS AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS

OWNERS OF LARGE-SCALE URBAN TREE POPULATIONS

Golf courses, cemeteries, etc.

FOR CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES,
THE DETAILS OF OUR SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

INSPECTION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TREES

Health, structure, layout planning

EXAMINATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR TREE-CUTTING PERMITS

CHARACTERIZATION STUDY

DISEASE AND INSECT DETECTION

MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF EMERALD ASH BORERS

URBAN TREE INVENTORY

Characterization and GPS

CONSERVATION FEASIBILITY

Civil engineering works

GENERAL OR TECHNICAL TRAINING WORKSHOP

Conservation during construction work, detection of hazardous or diseased trees

SITE SUPERVISION

Construction and arboriculture

VARIOUS SUPPORT SERVICES

Database, mapping and field surveys

Did you know that…

  • L’étendue racinaire d’un arbre dépasse largement la longueur des plus longues branches. Les racines peuvent s’étendre sur une distance équivalent à plus de deux fois la hauteur de l’arbre!

  • The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a terrible enemy. Without preventive treatment, all attacked ash trees decline and die within just a few years' time. Control of this insect is essentially limited to detection, injection of conservable trees and progressive replacement of trees that have been cut down. Have you developed your strategy with a professional?

  • Trees can contribute up to 15% of the market value of a property, or the equivalent of about $45,000 for a property worth $300,000.

  • A forest engineer specializing in arboriculture can give you an independent, objective opinion on the work to be undertaken and advise you on the essential questions to ask potential contractors.

  • A tree whose roots have been disturbed by construction may appear normal for several years and may show only very few warning signs before breaking. A forest engineer specializing in arboriculture can help you recognize these signs before breakage occurs!

  • Have your trees been inspected in the past 5, 10 or even 20 years? It may be wise and responsible to seek the advice of a forest engineer specializing in urban trees.

  • Planting a tree requires careful consideration of the desired species and planting site.      Although there are many varieties and cultivars available in stores, few species are truly well adapted to urban conditions. Xylème can inform you about the best tree species for your own situation and the functions you want the tree(s) to serve (for example, to provide shade, to act as a visual screen, to attract birds, etc.).

  • There are many myths about the relation between tree roots and foundation problems. Did you know that it is extremely rare for tree roots to cause direct and proven damage to the foundations of a building? There are no "jackhammer" roots, no matter what the species.

  • Just like in humans, stress is a predisposing factor for tree pests. For example, a tree stressed by a lack of water may be more vulnerable to insect attacks. Xylème can offer you advice to correct some of the stresses that are harmful to the health of your trees!

  • Winter is the best time to inspect your tree's overall architecture. Think about it!

  • Pollarding consists of drastically reducing the height of the trees in an effort to limit the risk of breakage and increase the owner's sense of security. In actual fact, this practice is far from professional, as it causes tremendous damage to trees and increases the risk of breakage in the medium and long term. Moreover, this practice is prohibited in a number of municipalities.

  • Trees are beneficial to the environment, not only because they improve air quality, but also because they capture atmospheric dust, reduce noise as well as cut heating and cooling costs.

  • The root area of a tree far exceeds the length of the longest branches. The roots can extend over a distance equivalent to more than twice the height of the tree!

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