THE PROFESSIONAL AMENITY PLANT
Marty Shaw, RCA
Hardcover textbook -252 pages bound in a luxurious green leatherette cover and beautifully illustrated with 89 photos.
What People Are Saying:
"I received your book. It is absolutely beautiful and wealth of information. It is a great reference book. I cannot wait to take the time to read through it."
-Sherry L. Kaley, CRP
State Certified Real Estate Appraiser
KALEY AND TUCK REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS
"Marty Shaw has accomplished that which has never before been presented—a remarkable endeavor in the understanding of amenity tree appraisals and approaches to valuation.”
- Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultants
"This book is the most thorough discussion of landscape appraisals that I have ever seen, and should be considered a text book for anyone that has an interest in determining the monetary value of any amenity plant from the largest tree giants to bedding plants in the landscaping."
"One should read the entire book; not just any chapter that seems appropriate to a given situation."
-Lew Bloch, Registered Consulting Arborist, Certified Arborist, Licensed Landscape Architect and author of Tree Law Cases in the USA
“Being an economics major, this section of our study in Urban Forestry was especially interesting to me, and the fact that a single tree could be appraised for $81,000 like Mr. Shaw’s example formula sheet is amazing. Our class dealing with urban forestry is on the aesthetics side of value. Mr. Shaw also deals more with the aesthetic side of value and is at the forefront of vegetative appraisal. I love when professors bring in experts from the field they teach. It adds validity to the course work and a fresh perspective from someone with hands-on experience in the subject matter. – EM
“It is important to have someone like Mr. Shaw because if you don’t, you could lose a lot of money. Professional Plant Appraisers begin with identifying the appraisal problem, scoping out the work and finally reporting the appraisal results. I had no idea there was so much behind the evaluation of vegetation.” – CM
AN ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR:
Real estate professionals
Green Industry professionals
Setting up the appraisal problem
Identifying the relevant characteristics
Plant physical characteristics
Functional benefits of plants
Aesthetic landscape use benefit
Plant appraisal history
Basic appraisal principles
Basic appraisal procedures
Landscape design primer
Approaches to amenity plant value
Appraisal methods and techniques