Tree Appraisal in Utility Easements and Rights of Way

Utility Line Clearance is an often misunderstood procedure. Lines often need to be cleared of vegetation so that the utility can provide “safe and reliable service”. Safety should be considered for the general public, for utility workers and for the utilities facilities. When determining “damages” to trees in easements and rights-of-way an appraiser should take into […]

Tree Appraisal- Perhaps America’s First Amenity Tree Appraisal

One of America’s First Amenity Tree Appraisals  Tree disputes have existed in America from the beginning of European settlement. In 1683 Francis Nurse sued Zerubabell Endicott for trespass. He claimed in his suit that “Mr. Endicott’s agents had trespassed onto his property and cut forty seven trees as they gathered firewood for Mr. Endicott for […]

Premises liability and trees- An Age Old Problem?

Hamilton County, Indiana   … when they came to the first rise above high-water mark. They went into camp and decided  that in that vicinity they build their cabins and there make their future homes. Before they had had time to build a cabin a severe storm of wind and rain came upon them. A large […]