Tree Classification - Still Surveyor''s Job?

A potential client wants our survey team to identify and CLASSIFY each tree type found within the project area. I told him that we can measure the position of each tree above a certain diameter but we are not experts in naming and classifying each tree by their name.

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What do you think? A potential client wants our survey team to identify and CLASSIFY each tree type found within the project area. I told him that we can measure the position of each tree above a certain diameter but we are not experts in naming and classifying each tree by their name. I myself only know of common fruit trees (mango, coconut, guava, etc) and some hardwood (i.e. mahogany, narra, etc). I suggested that he get the expertise of a botanist or biologist in the naming process. He said that other surveyors were able to identify names of trees in past survey plans. I know most of the trees may be common enough to identify.It is the line in the survey contract that requires as part of the survey work to identify all trees that bothers me. It may be a "do not pay" clause.

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