What Is Your Landscape Worth?
Almost everyone believes that trees and other landscape plants are valuable as they beautify our surroundings, purify our air and manufacture oxygen. Too, trees often help people save energy via shading and wind attenuation.
Many don’t realize, however, that plants have a dollar value of their own that can be measured by competent plant appraisers. The value of trees that have been damaged or destroyed, may be recaptured though an insurance claim, a deduction from your federal income tax or in some cases via civil litigation.
Plant appraisal is an unbiased, technical estimate of the nature and value of this type of asset. Choosing from and utilizing a variety of appraisal approaches – such as replacement cost, cost-of-cure – the experienced plant-appraiser relies on sound judgment and a thorough knowledge of a constantly evolving body of professional knowledge.
Heartwood Consulting relies on our years of experience and particular expertise in the areas of amenity forestry, landscape plant acquisition and actual replacement of very large trees to bring to clients competency with the variety of appraisal approaches and methods that may be logically applied to a particular appraisal situation.