In many situations there is a need to place a value on trees that have been damaged or destroyed. These situations include, but are not limited to, insurance claims for storm damaged trees, illegally removed trees (trespass), damage from vehicles, damage from construction, and fire damage. BFS has performed more than 400 tree appraisals – some cases.. Read more
Homeowners and other property owners with trees as a part of the landscape should have their trees inspected on a periodic basis to determine the health, condition, and risk potential of the trees. BFS has a team of certified arborists with many years of experience with tree inspections and evaluations.. Read more
Many times there are situations with trees (neighbor disputes, trespass, injury or fatality from a failed tree, etc.) that end up in litigation. Chris Barneycastle has 12 years of experience with provided expert witness testimony having been involved in 40+ cases that have ended up in litigation.. Read more
Many counties and cities have Tree Preservation Ordinances that require an inventory of trees on building and development sites, particularly trees that are “specimen size” (24 – 30 inch diameter). BFS has conducted many specimen.. Read more
Chris Barneycastle has given many presentations and conducted numerous workshops on many aspects of arboriculture. Topics have included Tree Risk Assessment, Proper Pruning, Tree Appraisals, Benefits of Trees, Urban Forest Inventories and Management Plans.. Read more
Check out the gallery of recent projects involving tree appraisals and valuation, tree inspections and evaluations, expert witness testimony, urban tree inventories and forest management plans.
Chris Barneycastle began his arboriculture career as an urban forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission working in the metro Atlanta area. Barneycastle has also served as Executive Director of the Arkansas and Georgia Forestry Associations. He began his consulting business in 2002 and has provided advice and assistance to numerous residential, commercial, and municipal clients on shade tree problems, tree value appraisals, compliance with city and county tree ordinances, expert witness testimony, tree hazard evaluations, tree inventories, etc. He has also conducted several educational and training workshops. Continue reading..