Frequently Asked Questions

What is a consulting arborist?

A consulting arborist is an expert on trees and brings an objective, comprehensive viewpoint, 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, we are both Registered 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 on many cities lists for qualified consulting arborists and the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Environmental Review Unit's list of Oak Tree Consultants.

What is your usual procedure?

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 both 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 our certifications include 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 drawn up.

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 your project’s goals.

Who are your usual clients?

Our primary clients are environmental consulting firms, municipalities and utility companies.

What do your clients say about you?

We've been told that we are thorough, accurate, responsive, helpful, and we provide more information than they ask for.

What are the first three steps to getting started?

  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 and project description.

How do we get started?

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

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