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Lost Vegetation Appraisals

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Over the past forty plus years, Environova's principal Stan Kochanoff has been the leader in Atlantic Canada carrying out lost vegetation appraisal reports in the Atlantic Region. Stan is the only Registered Consulting Arborist/ ISA Certified Arborist in Atlantic Canada. He received his accreditation from the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) in 2002. Since joining the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) in 1975, he has carried out hundreds of vegetation loss appraisals and Assessment reports for private citizens, municipalities and insurance companies in all three Maritime province's, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward island.

His appraisal work usually results from trespass situations (intentional or inadvertently), fire and storm damages and losses to trees, shrubs and ground covers (Turf-grass, etc.). Other plant evaluations other than casualty work include appraisals for tree inventories, real estate transactions, plant condemnation actions and insurance purposes.

Determination of replacement values of lost vegetation is an expertise practiced by Consulting Arborists based on established procedures and formulas as laid out in the Guide for Plant Appraisals' published by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers and the International Society of Arboriculture (currently the 9th edition).

Stan's appraisal work often brings him into the court-rooms of both The Small Claims Courts and Supreme Courts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to appear as an expert witness and to defend his appraisal reports.

Recent Appraisal and Assessment work over the past year in 2014 include evaluations for lost vegetation for Pam McKinnon, Dartmouth, NS, Gary Preston of Tantallon, NS, Robert Munroe of Halifax, The Town of Quisipamsis, NB and Oakridge Memory Gardens in Sackville, NS for Arbor Memorial and evaluations for the Town of Windsor's Tree Canopy program.

Click on links below to view the reports on other projects:

Boscobell Gate Report

Springhill Tree Assessment Report

Final Pre-Construction Tree Condition Assessment Report

Robert Munroe Vegetaion Loss Report

Gary Geddes Proposal

Jong Yoon Suh Cost of Cure

Leahey Tree Assessment

McCluskey Appraisal Report

Queen Elizabeth High School Report

Stephen Gallant Tree Report



What Our Client’s Say!

“As a primarily residential campus, maintaining a beautiful campus grounds is a priority for St. Francis Xavier University. At a 150 plus years old and over 60 acres under active daily use, maintaining the complexity of grounds was beyond our capacity. Environova has put us back on track, making huge strides in a short time frame by helping us establish and deliver on a concise go-forward strategy for maintenance and renewal of our campus grounds.”

Ramsay Duff, Vice President, Finance and Operations St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS

“Hi Stan, We think of you often and I just had to send you a note of thanks for creating such a wonderful yard for us. We get so many people stopping by and commenting on the place, specifically the yard and mature trees, and how it frames and compliments the home. I always tell them it’s because of you and your trees, and pass along your name. We’ve had several comments from others about the trees and how they continue to flourish. Of all the contractors we had, your contributions are among the most valued, and we just wanted you to know.”

Kim & Phil Knoll, Halifax

“As a relatively inexperienced group forging into the area of planning a park for our community, we knew almost instantly that Stan was the best person for the job. His experience was reassuring, his patience was greatly appreciated and his work spoke for itself. Stan was always timely with his responses whether it be via email, or phone. And when the committee had questions (lots of them!), he took the time to respond thoughtfully to each and every one. Finally, Stan was very true to the communities "shopping list" for the park's amenities, and this was reflected in his wonderful park plan. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Stan and Environova Planning.”

Lia Glover, Chair Port Williams Community Park Committee and Laura Duke Churchill, Funding Coordinator, Port Williams Community Park, Port Williams, NS

“The school community of Aldershot Elementary School in Kentville, Nova Scotia has thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working under the guidance of Stan Kochanoff to realize the dreams of a Community Park. His expertise, careful plan and wonderful ideas have resulted in a property that is inviting, beautiful and yet practical for elementary school aged children. Stan coordinated and encouraged the involvement of our students and parents so this was indeed a rewarding experience for everyone, The before and after pictures tell the story!”

Sarah Tessier, Principal Aldershot Elementary School

“I would like you to know what a pleasure it was for me to work with you. Very early into this project I knew Environova Planning Group was the right company. Your hard work and dedication into this project clearly shows itself in the final Action Plan. I would like to congratulate your company on a job well done. District 7 now has an Action Plan that is clear and concise, with all our priorities in place, and most important it is the true voice of the community. The feedback from the May 31, 2003 final report is incredible. The community is excited and encouraged that we do have a plan for economic renewal for our community. Thanks again.”

Margaret Gushue, Chair—Steering Committee for Whitney Pier & Area Development Association

“John and I have had a great working relationship with Stan Kochanoff for over 23 years. Through his expert knowledge, creative mind and competent staff, Stan has developed beautifully landscaped properties, both residential and commercial. From designing and construction to on-going maintenance, Stans quality service has given us tremendous enjoyment.”

Deborah and John Roy—Falmouth, NS/Roycom Realty

“Just a note to let you know that the Tourism Development Strategy Plan your firm carried out for us in 1996 is now into its third year of implementation. The plan is working out very nicely and we were very satisfied with the work and the report produced by Environova. We would be pleased to recommend your firm’s services to any other communities anticipating planning strategies of this type. Your personal touch and the relationship developed between our steering committee and the members of your firm was greatly appreciated. Please feel free to use our name as a reference on future projects.”

Rick Brodie, Past President, Parrsboro and District Board of Trade