Frequently Asked Questions

What is a consulting arborist?

Consulting Arborists are the authoritative experts on trees and bring an objective, comprehensive viewpoint to their clients — ensuring the safety, health, and preservation of trees.

What is the difference between an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist and an ISA Certified Arborist?

A Registered Consulting Arborist has demonstrated skills in certain technical areas related to trees and tree care, providing objective independent opinions, with training in higher communication, presentation, and report writing skills. A Certified Arborist has demonstrated basic knowledge to inspect trees and perform tree care with required minimum qualifications.

Are you a Registered Consulting Arborist?

Yes, JTL Consultants are Registered Consulting Arborists with the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Do you write Tree Protection Reports?

Yes, most of our arborist work involves writing Tree Protection Reports also known as Tree Protection Plans, Oak Tree Reports, Indigenous Tree Reports, and Protected Tree Reports. We are listed as qualified consulting arborists with many cities and as Oak Tree Consultants with the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Environmental Review Unit.

What is your typical approach to a project?

Our reports are written to be in compliance with city or county tree ordinances.

We follow the current scientific procedures and standards in arboriculture, botany, and biology, and we adhere to NEPA and CEQA protocols and requirements.

Are you Tree Risk Assessment Qualified?

Yes, we are Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

Tree Risk Assessment is the systematic process to identify, analyze, and evaluate tree risk.

Are you a DBE, WBE, SBE?

Yes, JTL Consultants can help businesses meet their Diverse Business Enterprise goals because we are certified as a WBE, SBE and DBE.

How can we best protect the trees on our project?

An experienced arborist should be consulted in the design phase before any plans are drafted.

What makes you different from other arborists?

Our arborist reports are thorough, understandable, well written, and follow industry standards.

Our arborists and biologists are experienced in their field of expertise and in working on large utility, transportation, and construction projects, in both urban and natural environments.

Teamwork and helpfulness are key components to our approach.

We are responsive and expedient in meeting our clients’ project goals.

Who are your typical clients?

Our primary clients are architects, landscape architects, engineers, and project managers from environmental consulting firms, municipalities, and utility companies.

What are the steps to obtain a cost estimate for our project?

  1. Make an appointment for us to visit the site.
  2. Send us your building or project plans.
  3. Provide us with a scope of work, project description, and estimated number of trees to be included in the assignment.

How do we get started?

Call or email now to schedule a site-visit or appointment!

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