Why should you hire an arborist?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns.

Who is a certified arborist?

An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, care for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their vase of knowledge. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees can be a dangerous work and should only be done by someone who is trained and equipped to do the work safety.

Certified arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care. Certified arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, they are more likely to be up-to-date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.

Selecting the right arborist:
  • Check for membership in professional organizations such as (ISA) or (TCIA)
  • Check for certification
  • Ask for proof of insurance
  • Check for necessary permits and/or licenses
  • Ask for references.
  • Get more than one estimate
  • Don’t always accept the lowest bid

Keep in mind that a good arborist will perform only industry-accepted practices.

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