TRAQ CertificationCongrats to Jim and Jason for obtaining their ISA – Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) –

“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, and longevity.” International Society of Arboriculture

We are already seeing the start of the Southwest desert “Monsoon season,” a time when large thunderstorms build along the Mogollon Rim and move southwest as
they increase in intensity. With these storms come severe winds and dust caused by the towering thunder clouds collapsing under their own weight.
These winds can cause extensive damage to structures, trees and just about everything else in their path. However, by planning ahead, most damage to trees can be
controlled and minimized with a proper tree management program.  A tree management program will help address any hazards that may threaten the public and property.  It will also address structural defects as well as any crown abnormalities.

Here are some things additional things you can do to help protect your property:

• Make sure newly planted trees have been properly staked

• Have a Certified Arborist or ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor (TRAQ), walk your property to identify
potential hazard trees

• If you find that you have a large amount of storm damage and need help cleaning up and hauling off the debris, don’t hesitate to call. We’d be glad to help!

To request a Tree Management or Tree Trimming Proposal, please contact Jason Richard at