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Hastings-On-Hudson, New York 10706

914-907-0246

King Garden Designs, Inc. can be reached at 914-907-0246 and Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design practice 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

Exclusive Garden Design, Full Landscape Design Services: master planning, expert installation/planting, expert street tree - design - installation - care, expert boxwood pruning, cloud pruning, hedge trimming, topiary, espalier, orchards, fine gardening and expert design consultations. Landscaping services, Landscaping Consultations, ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Expert Boxwood Pruning, Fruit Tree and Orchard Pruning and Care, Landscaping Consultations, Landscaping Property Over Site, Landscape Design, Property Care, Landscape Maintenance. Native plants and drought tolerant plants.

Landscape and Garden Design for Westchester County, NY; Rockland County, NY; Nassau County, NY; Suffolk 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, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Dutchess county, Putnam county, Litchfield county, New Haven county, Berkshire county, Hampden county, Hampshire county, Franklin county and beyond including: King Garden Designs are experts at successfully designing and selecting street trees that thrive; beautifying your community, campus, corporate headquarters or institution. We utilize Native plantings and drought tolerant plantings.

We meet to discuss your goals, timing and budget during your street tree consultation.

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Select An Arborist

King Garden Designs, Inc. | 914-907-0246
Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design practice 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, Member American Boxwood Society, Member European Boxwood and Topiary Society and ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ

Charles King Sadler/King Garden Designs offers Tree Risk Assessment Services and Consulting Arborist Services.

How To Select An Arborist:

A qualified professional will perform tree work properly and safely, but an unqualified person may further damage the tree, and more importantly may not be insured, leaving the liability burden to the client.

Hiring a professional deserves careful consideration. Remember the following points when hiring or contracting with an arborist or tree care service:

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

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, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Dutchess county, Putnam county, Litchfield county, New Haven county, Berkshire county, Hampden county, Hampshire county, Franklin county and beyond including:

King Garden Designs, Inc. can be reached at 914-907-0246 and Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs are experts at successfully designing and selecting street trees that thrive; beautifying your community, campus, corporate headquarters or institution. We utilize Native plantings and drought tolerant plantings.

We meet to discuss your goals, timing and budget during your street tree consultation.

Master Plan, Street Trees, Garden Design, Garden Care, Expert Pruning, Landscaping Services, ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Expert Pruning, Cloud Pruning, Landscaping Consultations, Landscaping Property Over Site, Landscape Design, Property Care, Landscape Maintenance.

Building A New Home

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:

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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)

How To Select An Arborist

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Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
www.dec.ny.gov

The health and appearance of trees are most affected by the person with the pruning saw. Proper planting, pruning and care of a new tree can lead to a structurally strong and healthy tree for many years. Improper care can drastically shorten the life of a tree and waste the money and time invested in raising it to maturity.

A qualified professional will perform tree work properly and safely, but an unqualified person may further damage the tree, and more importantly may not be insured, leaving the liability burden to the client.

Hiring a professional deserves careful consideration. Remember the following points when hiring or contracting with an arborist or tree care service:

  • Check your telephone directory's yellow pages under "Tree Service" for a listing of those businesses which do tree work in your area. While anyone can list themselves in the phone book, a listing indicates at least some degree of permanence. Be cautious of any professional that advertises "topping" as a service. "Topping" is not an approved tree maintenance practice.
     
  • Ask for certificates of insurance, including proof of liability for personal and property damage and worker's compensation. Then, contact the insurance company to make sure the policy is current. Under some circumstances you can be held financially responsible if an uninsured worker is hurt on your property or if the worker damages a neighbor's property.
     
  • Ask for local references. Take a look at some of the work, and if possible, talk with former clients. Experience, education and a good reputation are signs of a good professional.
     
  • Don't rush into a decision just because you are promised a discount if you sign an agreement now. Be sure you understand what work is to be done and for what amount of money. It is generally not a good idea to pay in full until the work is completed.
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  • Most reputable tree care companies have all the work they can handle without going door to door. People who aren't competent arborists may solicit tree work after storms, seeing an opportunity to earn quick money. Storm damage creates high risk situations for both workers and property. Legitimate professionals never ask for payment in advance.
     
  • In most cases get more than one estimate and let each contractor know you are soliciting for other bids.
     
  • A conscientious professional will not use climbing spikes except when removing a tree. Climbing spikes open unnecessary wounds that could lead to decay.
     
  • Good tree work is not inexpensive. A good professional must carry several kinds of insurance as well as pay for expensive and specialized equipment. Beware of estimates that fall well below the average. There may be hidden costs or the professional may not be fully insured or trained.
     
  • Ask if the arborist is certified by either the New York Arborists Association or the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification is not required by the State of New York but it does indicate that the arborist has a high degree of knowledge. See the New York State Arborist and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
     
  • In your area many professionals may not be certified, if the professional you are considering is not certified, determine if he/she is a member of any professional organizations. Membership in professional organizations does not guarantee quality, but does indicate professional commitment.

For more information on tree care and hiring a tree care professional contact your local DEC Office or Cooperative Extension.


  Street Trees Create Welcoming Shared Public Spaces

Street Trees Create Welcoming Shared Public Spaces

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King Garden Designs are expert Tree Consultants in promoting 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.

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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.

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We offer ongoing oversight and care to ensure that as your trees and plantings mature that they thrive.

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.

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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

 Large trees produce the most benefits

Large trees produce the most benefits

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

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Pruning Guidelines

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.

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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

About ANSI (American National Standards Institute):
Source: https://www.ansi.org/

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.


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 Tree Appraisal - Tree Valuation

Source: Purdue Extension
www.fnr.purdue.edu

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 for the case.


 
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