What Does A Consulting Arborist Do?

May 25, 2022 | Commercial Landscaping, Blog

Is your upcoming greenfield development in need of landscape design services? While you may be aware of the more obvious landscape components that need to be addressed, you may not know the advantages that come from engaging a consulting arborist. For example; if your project has existing trees that need to be managed during construction (whether it be relocating, removing, or preserving them), an arborist will be able to help you do so safely and efficiently. An arborist provides immense benefits throughout planning and construction and ensures that your development stays in alignment with all environmental standards, while also making the most of your job site.

The Krahn Group of Companies, in association with KD Planning & Design, is pleased to offer comprehensive landscape design services throughout Canada, including certified arborist consulting within British Columbia. Below, we’ll cover some of the key aspects of the role of an arborist in new developments. Read on to learn more!

What is an Arborist?

In short, an arborist is someone who is highly trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. While their breadth of knowledge is incredibly diverse, an arborist brings an important perspective to construction and landscape design as they are able to identify any key challenges and necessary considerations present on your specific site, as well as provide useful recommendations when it comes to clearing and/or preserving trees on site. Generally speaking, an arborist will attempt to preserve as many trees as possible, while also balancing the needs of your project. With the help of an arborist, you can expect to keep your landscape looking its best, while also saving time and money by avoiding costly mishaps and potential fines.

Arborists in Action

As we’ve mentioned above, arborists cover a wide variety of details throughout a project, all with the goal of achieving your project objectives while making a minimal impact on its surroundings. In practice, this involves consulting on:

Land Clearing
If you need to remove trees, an arborist will devise a plan to ensure trees, stumps, and other excess foliage is quickly handled in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.


On the other hand, if you wish to preserve trees on site, arborists will create a plan to protect and preserve the trees.

Tree Selection

Need to plant new foliage on-site? Arborists will consult and provide valuable insight on factors like tolerance, soil and foundation compatibility, and more.

Construction supervision

During construction, an Arborist will ensure that no damage to preserved trees occurs preparing your site for long term success!

Arborist Services and More with the Krahn Group of Companies

KD Planning & Design, in association with the Krahn Group of Companies, is proud to offer architectural and BC arborist services as well as unbeatable customer service and transparency through the entire development process. Our team is committed to providing the best results for industrial and commercial clients and is here to help you create the perfect landscape for your new build. Learn more about how KD Planning & Design, in partnership with the Krahn Group of Companies can help you transform the landscape of your job site by contacting us today.