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Neighborhood Consulting Arborists (NCA) is dedicated to the enhancement of your community and the protection of the environment as the preeminent authority on matters related to tree and plant health—ensuring through our expertise and objectivity the safety, preservation, functionality and beauty of your natural surroundings.

Trees in our developed environment present a challenge, requiring careful planning and vigilant maintenance. The shared public trust of governments, businesses and homeowners is to ensure that tree plantings grow, thrive and remain safe. When a problem occurs—if a tree causes damage or becomes a public safety hazard—a source for advice and mediation is often needed. This is the role of NCA to bring a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues.

As Consulting Arborists we are called upon to advise in the most challenging situations that necessitate experience in the science and practice of arboriculture, as well as specific expertise in the practical, ethical and objective role of the consultant.
We strive to be the arboricultural experts of choice to assist law firms, insurance companies, utilities, and developers, municipalities, landscape planners and architects, homeowners, individuals and organizations coping with disaster mitigation, and others requiring authoritative knowledge and perspective on trees and plant life.
In addition to court case work, we specialize in root analysis, structural stability and the overall evaluation of the root collar area in determining various needs, or addressing various concerns.  We perform our excavation with the use of an Air-Spade which uses a patented supersonic nozzle that focuses the air “like a laser beam” to break up the soil.  The soil can then be easily removed from the excavation site without damaging the roots.  Air exiting the nozzle is at twice the speed of sound (approximately 1300 mph) which allows for best digging conditions with the effort of tree preservation in mind, even in the hardest soils.  And the best of all is that it is not harmful to the roots or the adjacent infrastructure.
The Air-Spade can be used for just about any application that requires digging around sensitive roots or objects.  We use the Air-Spade for the following applications:

  • Root collar excavations
  • Soil compaction relief
  • Diagnosis work
  • Treatment of diseases
  • Trenching for underground utilities
  • Root pruning
  • Root structure analysis
  • Transplanting of trees
  • Educational work on roots and plants
  • Construction of sidewalks
  • Construction of house foundations

As you can see the Air-Spade is an outstanding tool if your ultimate goal is tree preservation, or if you need to identify the ‘actual’ cause an alleged dangerous condition caused by a tree root. For more information on the Air-Spade applications and benefits see the Air-Spade link.

Businesses, government agencies, organizations and individuals engaging us as their Consulting Arborist have the confidence that we adhere to the highest standards of professional practice.  At NCA we have the unique and unparalleled ability to...   




Provide expert witness testimony in cases involving  damage
or injury related to trees


Conduct appraisals of tree value for property insurance claims


Evaluate the environmental impact of land development


Guide the long-term planning for placement and maintenance of trees


Offer valuable information about the preservation of existing


Inspect plant material to determine health and safety


Educate the public, and public officials, about the preservation of existing trees


Counsel homeowners on the evaluation, planning and preservation of trees


Conduct root-crown-evaluations to identify underground conditions      





At NCA we strive hard to serve our customers.  In doing this we've established a policy to respond back to all request, inquirys, contact, emails and phone calls within four working hours.  

We know your time is important and we wish to honor that while your spending  this time with Neighborhood Consulting Arborist.

Thank You,

Greg J. Monfette, Owner

(310) 902-6581


Contact NCA Today at (310) 902-6581

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