All trees pose some level of risk to nearby people, structures, and property.  With most trees, the risk is minimal and is far outweighed by the many benefits they provide, like cooling shade and beauty. As trees age or become weakened by pests, disease, storms, or other stresses, the risks and hazards posed by them change. 


Tree owners or managers need to decide what level of risk they are willing to accept.  They need to know what actions can be taken to mitigate, or lessen the risk, posed by their trees.  And they need this information before they call out a tree removal company that does not have the training and experience of  Larry Caplan and Maple Grove LLC.  Our professional risk assessment can identify the likelihood of whole or partial tree failure, the consequences of such a failure, and the potential targets affected.


Tree risk management involves the inspection and assessment of trees for their potential to injure people or damage property. A deep understanding of tree and forest biology is integral to any tree risk management program. Larry Caplan and Maple Grove LLC employs a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk learned through the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program.


The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. As part of our tree risk assessment, you will receive curative and preventative maintenance recommendations to limit immediate danger and minimize risk over the long term.

Tree Risk Assessment