Jeremy Rappoport, President and founder of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, has published a new article to the company website titled "How Tree Selection and Location Influence Tree Risk Assessment in the Urban Area.
"Far too often, the tree selection fails to properly match the cultural growth requirements of a tree with the correct location. Somewhat like trying to pound a square peg into a round hole. Since trees are long-lived organisms, the growth characteristics that make a tree unsuitable for a location do not manifest for ten or twenty years.
Homeowners typically make the mistake of not understanding the growth characteristics of trees. Or, they assume the tree wiil not be around twenty or thirty years later. So, a small pine tree planted near the neighbors property line doesn’t become a problem until two decades later when the tree roots encroach into the neighboring residence and the tree crown extend over the property line. These conditions create tree hazards that increase the risk and potential liability to property owners."
If you are a residential or commercial property owner, Home Owner Association, property management company, attorney or insurer, you will find this article helpful.