What does it mean to be an ISA Certified Arborist?
Arborists are trained professionals that are knowledgeable and equipped to provide proper tree care. They are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years of experience and have passed a comprehensive examination through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). They are also required to continue their education in order to maintain their certification, ensuring their knowledge is updated on the latest arboriculture techniques.
Why hire an Arborist?
An Arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well maintained 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 dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
How to select an Arborist
Check for ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborist certification. Certified Arborists are experienced professionals who have passed an extensive examination covering all aspects of tree care. Ask for proof of insurance and then phone the insurance company if you are not satisfied. Reputable Arborists carry property damage insurance as well as workers compensation insurance.