7 Reasons Why We All Need the Arborist Report

7 Reasons Why We All Need the Arborist Report

  18 Feb 2019

It’s invaluable to preserve the natural beauty of an area. However it’s also important to make sure this is an urban canopy of healthy trees and vegetation that will be standing strong for the long term.

The arborist report is an integral aspect of community affairs. Here’s a bit about it and why we need these…


First, what is an arborist report?

These documents are designed to understand the condition of a tree, whether its posing any problems, and whether or not there is a warrant to prune it or have it removed. Trees are surveyed and examined for health threats such as pests, lack of nutrition,

root issues and more.


The arborist report summarizes all these important stats on the health of a tree. They are helpful for property owners, as well as to the local community and council. Problematic conditions can be highlighted, so the right course of action can be taken, and informed decisions made as to whether or not a tree should be taken down, which consider the natural environment and community.

Here are our top reasons why this is so important…


  1. Tree health

The foremost reason for the arborist report is to understand the health status of trees, so that the appropriate action can be taken to preserve this. Trees can live for a very long time, and to ensure those trees in our local communities can continue adorning the streets for many years to come, we must examine them for ill-health.

  1. Trees can suffer ill-health due to factors like…

> Fungus – can come through rotting roots and wood

> Bacteria – spread by wind and rain

> Pests like insects

> Physical injury to the tree – could be suffered through pruning

  1. Public safety

Preserving the health of the tree is in the best interest of both the local flora and public safety. Sometimes the ill state of a tree may cause branches to give way, among other hazards. There may be at risk of falling over walkways. So the arborist report is hence crucial to knowing when there’s a risk and keeping these areas safe.

  1. Beauty

Urban forests bring refreshing splashes of green and other vibrant natural colours to the community. It will be hindering to endeavors to enhance the beauty of these forests when they feature decaying trees. An arborist report can help nip this problem in the bud.

  1. Environmental benefits

Trees, especially those in good health, have a large number of benefits for the physical environment. Here are just some…

> Absorbing CO2 – that’s right, trees literally breathe in our crap, and return fresh oxygen into the air.

> Shade – cooler temperatures which is great for all local residents, human and non-human varieties.

> Water conservation – through transpiration, by which water is absorbed and returned to the air or the water table via the soil.

> Biodiversity – increased as various foods to different members of the ecosystem are provided. Literally every part of the tree can be consumed and serve as an energy exchange by someone, such as soil microorganisms.

  1. Property damage

Falling branches, leaves in gutters, and roots growing into foundations and wires and pipers are all ways that trees may damager your home or property. This not only is dangerous and can cause major inconveniences to infrastructure, but can lead to claims – some of these ongoing if the problem is resolved with the help of an arborist report.



It’s not all about disease and damage though. The arborist report is also an invaluable way to keep ongoing tabs of other basic information about the trees in an area – such as height, species, age, etc.