A Douglas fir tree grows on the property line. One property owner is building a new house, but both property owners want to preserve the tree.
After inspecting soil structure, tree condition and the direction structural roots traveled in preservation was possible. The only requirements in this case were monitoring during excavation and installation of a French drain system for new downspouts.
Tree Risk Assessment
A big leaf maple grows on a slope and above a house. Due to a decay column on one side of the trunk overall risk was in question.
Evaluating potential targets at risk in the event of failure was the first step. Evaluating overall tree condition, testing for internal decay and knowing the species failure profile followed. The conclusion in this case was preservation was possible. Periodic inspection and removal of invasive vines were the primary recommendations.