Why Hire an Arborist?
An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists 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. 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 dangerous work. Tree work
should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Services That Arborists Can Provide:
Pruning | An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of
Removal | Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide
whether a tree should be removed. Arborists have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently
Emergency Tree Care | Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, homes and other structures,
or cars. The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. An arborist can assist in
performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to
Planting | Some arborists plant trees, and most can recommend types of trees that are appropriate for a specific location. The
wrong tree in the wrong location could lead to future problems as a result of limited growing space, insects, diseases, or poor
An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual
trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of
knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society
of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to
provide proper tree care.
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