Risk Assessment & Tree Hazard Prevention

Welcome to Lewis Tree Service, your one-stop solution for all things tree-related! We have decades of experience working as certified and professional tree hazard and risk assessment professionals, from single family residential properties to the largest of commercial customers. There’s no job or client we can’t handle!

Risk assessment is an important part of overall tree and landscape health–both for the health of the plants, as well as the safety of those who may use the surrounding space. If you have any concerns about the safety or usage of a particular area, it may be time to get a risk assessment.


tree-risk-assessment-300x119Structural defects are a good reason to get an assessment: extreme weather and other environmental factors can pose a risk that may be more severe than it appears. Similarly, some indicators of tree health may not be visually apparent, which is where the trained eye of a tree care professional comes in handy.

This PDF, from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), provides a basic checklist that covers many of the most common issues that can be prevented during risk assessment.

Lewis Trees has more than 20 years of experience working in risk assessment and hazard prevention as it relates to trees and landscapes. Our staff of certified experts can help you identify potential hazards and problem areas, which are often based on how much usage the area below the tree receives.

If people or animals regularly use the area beneath a tree or branches, the potential dangers from structural failure or a falling branch are exponentially higher. Other factors to consider are the potential for road or driveway blockage, as well as damage to surrounding power lines.

Here are some of the other issues that early risk assessment can help catch and prevent:

  • Structural issues
  • Tree disease & health issues
  • Property damage
  • Stress assessment
  • Usage & safety issues

We perform tree hazard and risk assessment services on a single tree basis, or for an entire area, both for commercial and residential customers in Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Keep your property healthy, beautiful and safe by getting a tree hazard assessment done today! Call us at (831) 508-8995 to learn more about what we offer or if you have any questions! All cost estimates are FREE of charge!