Tree Risk-Benefit Management Strategy

Free Tree Risk Help

We’ve got a free Tree Risk-Benefit Management Strategy just for you.  No matter how big your organisation, or how small your garden.

Whether you’re a Government Agency managing an urban forest.

A Landowner with thousands of trees.  Or a Homeowner with just one tree.  We can help you with common sense tree risk-benefit management.

We've also got a handy one page Summary for you that explains the Strategy at a glance.


If you're working for a national, state, highway, municipal, or local authority agency, and have an urban forest or highway trees to manage.  This is your basic Tree Risk-Benefit Management Strategy.  We've got it as a handy Summary that can be used to explain it to decision-makers.

This complete strategy includes Policy, Plan, Passive & Active Assessment, Risk Reduction Work Priorities, along with the Summer Branch Drop and the Obvious Tree Risk Features Guides.

If you'd like help customising your approach to Tree Risk-Benefit Management, contact us, or Find an ArboristWe can also help you by delivering Basic Validator training to your outdoor workers. That way your staff can confidently carry out 'Passive Assessments' - which is keeping an eye out for obvious tree risk features.

Current version v7.0


If you're a Landowner, download the Landowner Strategy.  Use a pdf editor to put your details in the cover, header, and the second paragraph of the Plan.  Then Find an Arborist to carry out an 'Active Assessment' of your trees in zones of high confluence every 5 years.

Also, make sure you and your staff have read the Obvious Tree Risk Features Guide.  That way you can carry out 'Passive Assessments'.  Passive Assessment simply means keeping an eye out for tree risk features that are so obvious you can't help but notice them.

Current version v7.0


If you're a Homeowner, all you need do to manage your tree risk is download the Homeowner Strategy.  Use a pdf editor to put in your details on the cover and header, then have a look at the Obvious Tree Risk Features Guide.  If you see any of these features on your trees, and you don't have a regular Arborist, then go to Find an Arborist to get help.  That's it, you're all done.

Current version v7.0