Areas of Specialization as an Arborist
Expert tree consultants address various issues related to landscaping. In his career as a consulting arborist Ivan Katzer has specialized in the following areas:
Tree Physiology: how trees function and respond to human activities and intervention.
- Tree pruning and maintenance practices
- Tree preservation
Tree Pathology: identification and management of disease.
- Diagnosis and treatment of plant disease problems
Urban Soils: developing healthy soil in the urban environment.
- Preserving soil structure and protection during construction
- Site preparation and successful plant establishment of new plants
- Nutrient management in developed landscapes
- Landscape valuation — eminent domain — negligent trespass
Tree Risk Assessment and Management.
- Making informed decisions on the health and safety of trees
Trees and Development.
- Building with trees — specifications for tree protection during construction
- Development of contract specifications — needs analysis
- Landscape plan review — second opinions
- Tree and landscape inventories — site maps
Arboricultural Training — Seminars.