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CONSULTING SERVICES

Cohen and Master Tree and Shrub Services Ltd. has principal and associate expertise in a wide range of arboriculture and urban forestry services. We build long lasting relationships with our clients and their trees. Our clients consist predominantly of landscape architects, architects, engineers, tree advocacy groups, land developers, government agencies, institutions and law firms.

  • Inventory and assessment of trees and other vegetation relative to land development and building permit applications

  • Prescription for tree preservation on construction projects

  • Site supervision at all stages of construction around trees

  • Diagnosis and prescription for treatment of pests, diseases, and other tree injuries

  • Tree risk management policy and procedure writing

  • Tree risk assessment and prescriptions for mitigation

  • Arborist reports and tree preservation plans

  • Tree value appraisal

  • Urban forest management plans

  • Development of policies, procedures and standards for arboriculture and urban forestry operations and programs

  • Recommendations for site preparation, species selection & planting methods

  • Ravine restoration, edge management, and replanting plans

  • Sonic tomograph tree analysis

  • Air spade, Hydro-Vac, and Root Exploration

  • Inventory and assessment of trees and other vegetation relative to land development and building permit applications

  • Prescription for tree preservation on construction projects

  • Site supervision at all stages of construction around trees

  • Diagnosis and prescription for treatment of pests, diseases, and other tree injuries

  • Tree risk management policy and procedure writing

  • Arborist reports and tree preservation plans

  • Tree value appraisal

  • Urban forest management plans

  • Development of policies, procedures and standards for arboriculture and urban forestry operations and programs

  • Recommendations for site preparation, species selection & planting methods

  • Ravine restoration, edge management, and replanting plans

  • Sonic tomograph tree analysis

  • Air spade, Hydro-Vac, and Root Exploration

OUR TEAM

Ian Bruce
Ian BruceSenior Consultant
Ian is a Senior Consultant for Cohen & Master. He has over 50 years experience in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, and landscape architecture. Ian is an honours graduate of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, a consultant registered with the American Society of Consulting Arborists and is ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ).
Ian has been in the commercial tree care sector for 25 years; a college professor in arboriculture and urban forestry for 27 years, and have been providing consulting services to the professions since 1985. Ian’s areas of specialty include inventorying, assessment and preservation of trees relative to land development and re-development; tree risk assessment; tree care specifications and forensic arboriculture. He has previously been qualified as an expert witness and has given testimony numerous times before OMB, in Ontario Court and at coroner’s inquest.