Why Hire a Certified Arborist?
there really a difference between an arborist and a "tree
this industry, there are professionally certified arborists,
who are trained in the science of caring for trees.
This certification involves much more than purchasing a
truck and a few chain saws. Arborists are
knowledgeable about the needs of trees and understand tree
Being an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)
certified arborist provides the level of experience and
education in the science of tree care as well as the
training to make qualified assessments of a tree's health
and safety. Arborists must pass a comprehensive
examination which is developed by the nation's leading tree
experts. They must also maintain this certification
through continuing education which makes arborists more
likely to be up to date on the latest techniques in
Arborists understand the relationship between all of the
variables which affect tree health and have greater
expertise in assessing the hazard potential of a tree.
Also, we adhere to industry standards for pruning. I
have seen some horrendous topping cuts made by well
intentioned, but poorly educated "tree guys". These
are usually the low bid contractors who, in effect, tarnish
the image of our industry.
if you want to see the difference, talk to a tree guy, then
schedule an appointment with a certified arborist.