Why Would You Hire a Certified Arborist?
Simply put, an arborist is a true professional in the art and science of tree care. He or she has spent at least three years in full-time arboriculture work, has prepared for and taken a comprehensive examination, and has agreed to a code of ethics regarding professional conduct. But when rubber meets the road—or roots meet the soil, per se—what is the difference in service a certified arborist can provide?
ISA Certified Arborist
When we talk about a certified arborist, we’re referring to a professional who has qualified as an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. He or she has had hands-on experience for three years in pruning, cabling and bracing, tree climbing, tree installation and establishment, disease identification, removal, and more. Then, he or she has passed an exam that covers a range of topics on tree maintenance, emergencies, and care. Recertification happens every three years.
Why a certified arborist?
Tree care is complex, and mistakes can be costly. When a winter storm has rolled through and downed a huge old tree across your power line, or your garage is threatened by a weak branch, you want a certified arborist to handle the job. Other situations may be less immediately dangerous but no less important: warding off disease, enhancing your yard, or choosing the right species of tree that will thrive in your space.
The role of a certified arborist
A certified arborist can help you make sound decisions and avoid costly mistakes. For example, a certified arborist will know:
- Which trees have invasive root systems and should never be planted near driveways, asphalt, sewer systems, or homes
- Which trees should never be planted too close to a home or other structure
- How to properly care for trees as they mature and age
- When a tree has become infested or diseased, and how to safely remove it
- How to coordinate the removal of a high-risk tree or one damaged by a passing storm—so that people and structures nearby are safe
It takes a great deal of knowledge and experience to understand all aspects of a situation—and what a tree (or its owner) may really need.
Choosing a tree service
Ensure you’re entrusting your trees to the best care—choose a tree service that’s led by a certified arborist. As with any other professional service, you’ll also want to consult customer reviews as well as reference the area of service, or the geographical range in which the tree service provides care.
Advanced Tree Care combines top-notch equipment, cutting-edge technology, and well-trained staff to provide emergency tree removal and tree maintenance services. With a presence in nine counties and two states, we work daily to provide unparalleled customer service, safety, and efficiency—as well as the expertise to beautify your landscaping and community. Advanced Tree Care isn’t just our name—it’s also our purpose!