What is Tree Risk Management?

Tree Risk Management is the art and science of reducing the risks trees may pose to bystanders and structures in the event of a partial or total tree failure. In other words, tree risk management aims to avoid having tree parts fall on people or things.


There are a variety of avenues through which the goals of tree risk management may be achieved. Proper selection of trees, proper planting, proper pruning are all important aspects of managing risk.


Another important part of any tree risk management program is having periodic inspections performed to monitor the health and structural stability of the trees in question. With such an inspection program in place, it becomes easier to spot and mitigate any tree risks that may become apparent.