Recent Arboriculture Projects
Below is a partial list of recently completed projects:
- Irvine Company
- City of Seal Beach
- City of Whittier
- South Coast Plaza
- Mission Viejo Country Club
- San Gorgonio Hospital
- Costco Wholesale, San Dimas
- American Outdoor Advertising
- Law Offices of Robert C. Fishman
- Victoria Country Club
- City of Pasadena Power & Water Department
- Pelican Hills Golf Course
- Valley Crest Tree Care
- Park West Landscape
- County of Riverside Economic Development Agency
Westcliff Plaza is owned by the Irvine Company. The shopping center is located in Newport Beach, California. This consultation project involved a Tree Risk Assessment for all trees in the shopping center. The Risk Assessment was to determine the potential for the site's trees to cause property damage, injury to people, or a fatality.
City of Seal Beach
The City of Seal Beach Public Works Department contracted with Ted to determine if the street tree Ficus roots impacted the adjacent sidewalks, homes, and roads. They were also concerned with the City's liability related to invasive tree roots.
City of Whittier
The City of Whittier contracted Ted Stamen to provide an Arborist's Report for thirteen (13) Ficus nitida trees located on Maybrook Avenue within the city.
The study focused on the compatibility of the trees with respect to the installation of a new sidewalk and provided a hazard risk assessment.
South Coast Plaza
The South Coast Plaza's management office in Costa Mesa, California, contracted Ted Stamen's services for this world famous shopping center. The purpose of the contract was to recommend whether concrete electric light standards could be installed next to mature eucalyptus trees on a busy road within the shopping center.
The study concluded that cutting each tree's roots would create a tree stability problem and a major risk to people, cars, and others.
South Coast Plaza has also used Ted's services several times to determine why major trees were dying, tree hazard risk assessment, and other related topics.
Mission Viejo Country Club
The Mission Viejo Country Club contracted Ted Stamen's consultant services to identify hazard trees on the golf course. The trees were ones that could cause property damage, injury or death.
The contract also included written detailed specifications for tree pruning, planting and removal. The specifications were mailed to several tree service contractors. In turn, Ted helped the Club select a qualified tree contractor and acted as an inspector for the tree work performed.
This project was selected as a feature article in the National Golf Course Superintendent Magazine.
City of Pasadena Power & Water Department
Ted Stamen conducts annual training and consulting for the City of Pasadena Water and Power Department.
His consultant contract is to train Water and Power Department's tree crews. Tree workers are individuals who prune trees over or around high tension electrical lines.
The training revolves around standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Society of Arboriculture Standards (ISA). These standards define pruning around electric lines, pruning technique, climbing techniques, and safety training.
This past year, he also wrote an extensive Power Line Fire Prevention Manual for the City of Pasadena.