Nurseries and Tree Farms – What are They Worth?

January 26, 2024

Nurseries and Tree Farms – What are They Worth? Nursery and tree farm appraisals serve multiple critical purposes, including facilitating investor interest, securing bank loans, supporting merger negotiations, assessing viability for new business ventures, providing collateral valuations, and determining an accurate sales price. Along with a monetary value, consider the impact of nurseries and tree […]

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The Role of Tree Farm and Nursery Appraisals in Product Liability Lawsuits

December 20, 2023

  In the complex arena of product liability lawsuits, where issues surrounding tree-related damages are at the forefront, the value of tree farm and nursery appraisals cannot be underestimated.  These assessments are instrumental in understanding the extent of damages, determining liability, and securing fair compensation.  In this blog post, we explore the critical role of […]

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Professional Favors: To Do or Not to Do

March 15, 2022

What about those professional favors? Do you see the value in those? I enjoy reading posts from a few select authors on LinkedIn. One of those authors is Lisa Stambaugh, a content writer, who has a legion of informed and intelligent posters.  She is like Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, in that both remind me […]

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Valuing Trees: Net Perspective

January 18, 2022

Valuing trees: Net perspective Insurance adjusters and attorneys, not to mention arborists, are often confronted with a tree or plant that is not yet ready for the open marketplace and resultant comparable pricing. It has value, but how to value it becomes the question. I was involved in such a case. Several thousand trees that […]

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Appraisal: Nursery/Tree Farm

January 11, 2022

Appraisal: Nursery/Tree Farm The most difficult assignment for an arborist or other professional appraiser is evaluating  a nursery or tree farm, and the required expertise is exponentially greater if business damages are involved. Further, if the assignment falls under eminent domain, an even greater degree of expertise is required. Nursery and tree farm appraisals are […]

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Coconuts, Palm Trees, & Personal Injury

December 7, 2021

Coconuts, Palm Trees, & Personal Injury: Landscape Architects Beware! Palm trees are the poster child for anything tropical. They muster the emotions of going on vacation to an expensive island where grapes will be popped into the visitor’s mouth. Rum drinks and sunsets. Parrots and blue waters. And personal injury, and lawsuits. No other regional […]

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Trees Used as Spite Fences

November 30, 2021

Did you know that trees are often used as “spite fences”? They’re a beautiful amenity, until they are not. The shade they provide often is an encumbrance, especially to a neighbor trying to grow a vegetable garden. The shade is also most welcome until the leaves and branches start falling onto a neighbor’s property. A […]

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Comparable Pricing: Separating Winners from Losers in the Marketplace

August 17, 2021

The single most misunderstood component of appraisals is comparable pricing. It is not discussed in any featured manner or industry publications or presented at seminars or workshops. The lack of knowledge regarding the subject matter has led to more professional failures when appraising than any other single component. Conversely, comparable pricing is responsible for the […]

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