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 Stand Safety- Pick a Safe Tree!

                        Tree Stand Safety- It is fall and you are gunning for a twelve point buck! You have scouted the woods and found a deer trail that looks like a highway. You are excited and prepare to put your stand in a tree in […]

Herbicide Drift and Trees

It is spring and the weather has been a bit erratic. Farmers, Utility Crews, Tree Services, Landscapers and Homeowners are pushing to get their herbicide applications completed. Unfortunately, sometimes this means herbicides end up “off target” which can cause “damages” to adjacent properties, trees and landscaping. How does this happen? Drift and volatilization This happens when wind […]

Tree Failures in Early Indiana History

Early Accounts of Property Damage Involving Trees in Indiana Trees are a property owners staple in developing a property but they can also be the cause of damage. Tree failures are not a new development as can be seen by this early account. tuesday 29  1811. we mustered as usuel. Came to Camp was ordered to […]

Tree Preservation

Preserving trees during residential and commercial construction.  Tree preservation during construction is best preformed before, during and after the construction process. Before by assessing the site and what trees are worthy of preservation and planning for their protection. During by performing tree preservation procedures to protect the trees, keep them watered and keep construction traffic […]

Risk and Hazard Tree Evaluation

Jud Scott has won national awards from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) for hazard tree recognition. When performing a visual tree assessment (VTA) it is imperative to inspect the ground around the tree, the root flare, the trunk of the tree, the major limb junctions, the scaffold limbs, individual smaller limbs, and miscellaneous hazards. […]

Arboricultural Dispute Resolution-ADR

Often your tree dispute can be settled through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). I have been known to call it arboricultural dispute resolution. As a tree expert I bring 40 plus years of experience to assist you in finding a resolution. If ADR does not find a resolution then I can also provide litigation and claim support including expert […]

Management Groups- Tree Appraisal, Management Planning, Visual tree assessment

When you manage properties with trees you need sound advice.  With 40+ years of experience, Jud Scott Consulting Arborist LLC can assist you in your planning. Country clubs, property management services, homeowners associations, commercial properties and homeowners all can benefit from the services of a consulting arborist.


Jud Scott Consulting Arborist LLC is available wherever your project is. In the last few years, that has meant from Austin, Texas to Northern Minnesota, Vermont to Montana.

Engineers, Developers, Builders

When the project involves trees and you need professional advice, I work as A Consultant to the Professionals!™, providing tree inventories, visual tree assessment, tree  preservation plans, and tree identification. Before you develop the property know what is there. With a woodland analysis you can determine if the trees are worthy of preservation. Before you […]