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King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ
Charles King Sadler/King Garden Designs offers Tree Risk Assessment Services and Consulting Arborist Services.
Street Tree Assessments, Design, Planning and Care. Construction Tree Protection Plan and Supervision. Garden Care, Expert Pruning, ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Full Landscape Design and Installation Services
ISA Certified Arborist Tree Work, Pruning, Hedge Trimming and Consultations
King Family History, Charles King Sadler, William B. King, Charles M. King, Patterson, NJ, Patterson River Textile Manufacturing Mills, Alexander Hamilton
Landscape and Garden Design for Westchester County, NY; Putnam County, NY, Dutchess County, NY; Fairfield County, CT; Bergen County, NJ
Best Landscaping Based In Westchester county, Bergen county, NJ; Fairfield county, Dutchess county, Putnam county, Litchfield county, New Haven county, Berkshire county, Hampden county, Hampshire county, Franklin county and beyond including:
Amagansett, Ardsley, Ardsley Park, Armonk, Atlanta, Barney Park, Bar Harbor, Bedford, Bedminster Township, Bellaire TX, Block Island, Briarcliff Manor, Bridgehampton, Bronxville, Charleston, Chappaqua, Cold Spring, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Danbury, East Hampton, East Northport, East Quogue, Fairfield, Fishers Island, Garrison, Glen Cove, Great Barrington, Galleria TX, Greatneck, Greenburgh, Greenwich, Harrison, Hampton Bays, Hartsdale, Heights TX, Hudson, Huntington, Irvington, Katonah, Kent, Larchmont, Locust Valley, Litchfield, Matthiessen Park, Martha's Vineyard Island, Mamaroneck, Montauk, Millbrook, Mohegan Lake, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, Mount Kisco, Nantucket Island, Nanuet, New Canaan, New City, New Paltz, Newburgh, North Salem, North White Plains, Northport, Norwalk, Nyack, Oakland, Old Greenwich, Oyster Bay, Piermont, Pittsford, Philipse Manor, Pleasantville, Port Washington, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, River Oaks TX, Quiogue, Ouogue, Ramsey, Red Hook, Redding, Rhinebeck, Ridgefield, Ridgewood, Riverhead, Rowayton, Rye, Rye Brook, Sag Harbor, Savannah, Scarsdale, Sharon, Shelter Island, Shinnecock Hills, Smithtown, Somers, South Salem, Southampton, Southport, Water Mill, West Harrison, West University TX, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Westport, White Plains, Wilton, Wyckoff, Yorktown Heights
Atherton, California (San Mateo); Cherry Hills Village, Colorado (Arapahoe); Scarsdale, New York (Westchester); Hillsborough, California (San Mateo); Short Hills, New Jersey (Essex); Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fairfield); Los Altos Hills, California (Santa Clara); Bronxville, New York (Westchester); Darien, Connecticut (Fairfield); Winnetka, Illinois (Cook); Great Falls, Virginia (Fairfax); Glencoe, Illinois (Cook); Indian Hill, Ohio (Hamilton); Highland Park, Texas (Dallas); Piedmont, California (Alameda); West University Place, Texas (Harris); Greenville, New York (Westchester); Kentfield, California (Marin); Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (Bergen); Ladue, Missouri (St. Louis); Indian River Shores, Florida (Indian River); Westport, Connecticut (Fairfield); McLean, Virginia (Fairfax); Travilah, Maryland (Montgomery); Montecito, California (Santa Barbara); New Albany, Ohio (Franklin); University Park, Texas (Dallas); Paradise Valley, Arizona (Maricopa); Rye, New York (Westchester); Larchmont, New York (Westchester); Lake Forest, Illinois (Lake); Town and Country, Missouri (St. Louis); Inverness, Illinois (Cook); North Caldwell, New Jersey (Essex); Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach); Wolf Trap, Virginia (Fairfax); Los Altos, California (Santa Clara); Palos Verdes Estates, California (Los Angeles); Hinsdale, Illinois (Cook); Wellesley, Massachusetts (Norfolk); Franklin Lakes, New Jersey (Bergen); Southlake, Texas (Denton); Rumson, New Jersey (Monmouth); Potomac, Maryland (Montgomery); Riverside, California (Fairfield); Orinda, California (Contra Costa); Bellaire, Texas (Harris); Malibu, California (Los Angeles); Upper Montclair, New Jersey (Essex); Lawrence, New York (Nassau); Woodbury, New York (Nassau); Alamo, California (Contra Costa); Tiburon, California (Marin); Irvington, New York (Westchester); Long Grove, Illinois (Lake); Glen Ridge, New Jersey (Essex); Mill Valley, California (Marin); East Hills, New York (Nassau); Pepper Lake, Ohio (Cuyahoga); Chevy Chase, Maryland (Montgomery); Tenafly, New Jersey (Bergen); Darnestown, Maryland (Montgomery); Oak Brook, Illinois (Cook); La Cañada Flintridge, California (Los Angeles); Briarcliff Manor, New York (West Chester); Saratoga, California (Santa Clara); Ridgewood, New Jersey (Bergen); Leawood, Kansas (Johnson); Key Biscayne, Florida (Miami-Dade); Summit, New Jersey (Union); Manhattan Beach, California (Los Angeles); Chatham, New Jersey (Morris); Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (Bergen); Blackhawk, California (Contra Costa); Bethesda, Maryland (Montgomery); Pelham, New York (Westchester); Colleyville, Texas (Tarrant); San Marino, California (Los Angeles); Bernardsville, New Jersey (Somerset); Coto de Caza, California (Orange); Hawthorn Woods, Illinois (Lake); Orono, Minnesota (Hennepin); Floris, Virginia (Fairfax); Pinecrest, Florida (Miami-Dade); Greenwich, Connecticut (Fairfiled); Lake Bluff, Illinois (Lake); Greenwood Village, Colorado (Arapahoe); Beverly Hills, California (Los Angeles); Harrison, New York (Westchester); Garden City, New York (Nassau); South Run, Virginia (Fairfax); Glen Rock, New Jersey (Bergen); Lexington, Massachusetts (Middlesex); Rye Brook, New York (Westchester); Wilmette, Illinois (Cook); Menlo Park, California (San Mateo); Palo Alto, California (Santa Clara); Cos Cob, Connecticut (Fairfield); Western Springs, Illinois (Cook); Fort Hunt, Virginia (Fairfax)
King Garden Designs are expert Tree Consultants, utilizing both Art and Science in promoting Tree Beauty, Tree Health, Tree Preservation and Tree Safety. We have specialized training, education and expertise through our ISA Arborist Certification and TRAQ (ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification).
We are pleased to provide our clients a full range of Consulting Services: Tree Preservation Plans, Tree Inventories, Tree Appraisals, Tree Valuation (For Insurance or Litigation purposes), plus Pruning, Maintenance, Disease and Pest Identification and Hazardous Tree Identification.
As Consulting Arborists we are the authoritative experts on trees, and whose objective, comprehensive viewpoint ensures the safety, health, and preservation of trees. We have an extensive level of knowledge and experience making our Consulting Arborist services valuable to Municipal, Commercial and Residential clients, plus to other professionals, and other arborists.
King Garden Designs are experts at successfully designing ecological landscape environments that thrive; increasing health for all, reducing storm water runoff, decreasing need for heating and cooling demands; plus beautifying your home, estate, community, campus, corporate headquarters or institution. We utilize a diverse plant pallet including native and drought tolerant plantings. In addition we offer Construction Tree Protection Services and Construction Tree Monitoring.
We offer ongoing oversight and care to ensure that as your trees and plantings mature that they thrive.
- Tree Assessments, Tree Inventory, Tree Care And Pruning
- Periodic Pruning To Retain Plant Shape, Scale And Health
- Periodic Site Visits To Assure Proper Garden Care Is Given
- Written Property Assessments and Oversight
- Annual Maintenance and Garden Care Contracts
ISA Certified Arborist
To earn an ISA Certified Arborist® credential, you must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. ISA Certified Arborist® have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, which includes three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute. This certification covers a large number of topics giving the candidates flexibility in the arboricultural profession. A code of ethics for ISA Certified Arborists® strengthens the credibility and reliability of the work force. This certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, meeting and exceeding ISO 17024.
TRAQ - ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
TRAQ is an International Society of Arboriculture Qualification Program that trains Arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification Promotes The Safety of People and Property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk.
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
Components Of Tree Risk Assessment
- Three Levels of Assessment Possible (Lowest To Highest 1,2,3)
- Target Assessment (People or Property at Risk)
- Site Assessment - Occupancy Assessment (People or Property)
- Tree Biology and Mechanics
- Tree Inspection and Assessment
- Data Analysis and Risk Categorization
- Mitigation: Action Plan To Reduce Risk
- Assessment Report: Delivered to Client or Risk Manager
King Garden Designs utilizes the ANSI A300 Pruning Standards, which recognize, but are not limited to, the following pruning objectives:
- Manage Risk
- Manage Health
Develop structure, such as to: Improve branch and trunk architecture Promote or subordinate certain leaders, stems, or branches; Promote desirable branch spacing; Promote or discourage growth in a particular direction (directional pruning); Minimize future interference with traffic, lines of sight, or infrastructure, or other plants; Restore plants following damage; and/or, Rejuvenate shrubs.
Provide clearance, such as to: Ensure safe and reliable utility services; Minimize current interference with traffic, lines of sight, infrastructure, or other plants; Raise crown(s) for movement of traffic or light penetration; Ensure lines-of-sight or desired views; Provide access to sites, buildings, or other structures; and/or, Comply with regulations.
- Manage Size or Shape
- Improve Aesthetics
- Manage Production of Fruit, Flowers, or Other Products
- Manage Wildlife Habitat
ANSI is the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.
Tree Appraisal - Tree Valuation
Source: Purdue Extension
Trees provide many benefits and value to property owners in functional, aesthetic, social, environmental and even economic ways. Value may be defined as the present worth of future benefits. Many of these benefits can be quantified by a dollar figure, and it is the responsibility of an appraiser to assign monetary value. Appraising trees and living landscape components can be challenging, and requires training, expertise and experience.
The purpose of an appraisal is defined by the clients’ needs. These needs may include tort claims, insurance claims, tax deductions, real estate assessment and proactive planning. An appraisal estimates the defined value of personal property, including plants. The tree appraisal process is used to develop a supported estimate of current value. Unfortunately, most appraisals are done after trees have been removed or damaged. This situation requires additional investigation and might include determining pre-casualty value or sampling on a local basis.
The best time to conduct an appraisal is prior to any incident or damage. This is rarely done, however. If available, previous site records, tree assessments, site reviews, images and even a witness can help determine the tree’s pre-damage condition. With all the facts gathered, it is the duty of the appraiser to determine the appropriate method and provide an unbiased valuation.
The appraiser should document all activities related to the process, from initial contact with the client — including establishing the background information on the tree — to inspecting the site and formulating values.
Regardless of the appraisal method used, there are some primary factors to consider. The four major elements involved in properly assessing the value of a tree are Size, Species, Condition and Location. A thorough understanding of each is imperative; otherwise, the appraisal will lack credibility and significance.