What Does an Arborist Do? A Guide to the Services Provided by Oregon Forestry Consulting

If you’re a homeowner or work in the public sector and need arborist services, you might be wondering what exactly an arborist does. An arborist is a professional who specializes in the care and maintenance of trees. They have the knowledge and expertise to provide a range of tree services that include everything from tree risk assessment to invasive species management programs. In this post, I will explain the services provided by Oregon Forestry Consulting, a tree care company that I run as a certified arborist.

Arborist Services

As a certified arborist with over 10 years of experience, I specialize in a range of arborist services. One of the most common services I provide is arborist reports. Arborist reports are required by local governments to ensure that trees are not removed without first being evaluated for their health and safety. These reports detail the condition of the tree, its age, and historical significance.

Tree Hazard Evaluation

Another important service that I provide is tree hazard evaluation. Tree hazard evaluation refers to the identification and assessment of hazardous trees that pose a risk to people or property. Trees are evaluated based on their proximity to structures, condition, and potential failure. Tree hazard evaluation is essential for preventing accidents caused by falling trees or branches.

Tree Protection Zone Reports

Moreover, I’m also qualified to perform tree protection zone reports. Tree Protection Zones (TPZs) are designated areas that are established around trees for the purpose of protecting and preserving them during construction or development. TPZ reports outline recommendations for tree protection measures, including protective barriers and root pruning.

Wildfire Fuel Assessments

Aside from these previously mentioned services, wildfire fuels assessment and mitigation, tree inventories, and plant health care are some additional services we offer. Wildfire fuels assessment is how we determine the likelihood and potential impact of a wildfire on a particular site and develop plans to reduce fire risk. We can provide tree inventories to identify the specific trees on a property to determine their condition, age, and value as it relates to the intended use of the site. Plant health care solutions are specially designed programs to encourage healthy growth and development of trees by treating diseases and pests.


As an arborist with Oregon Forestry Consulting, I offer a range of tree care services, ranging from tree protection zone reports to tree hazard evaluation and inventorying. Our aim is to work with our clients to make sure their trees are healthy, secure, and well-maintained while also fostering a world where trees are highly valued and respected. If you want more information on our services, feel free to contact us. Our team will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Mike Pardew
Mike Pardew