Hiring an Arborist for Tree Care

An arborist, by definition of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), is a professional that has been trained in the art and science of plating, caring for and maintaining individual trees – regardless of species.

Properly cultivating and maintaining any species of tree requires any in-depth understanding of the science and physiology behind that particular tree.  Learn more about why you should hire an arborist in this week’s blog.

Why hire an arborist?

You wouldn’t want a novice surgeon operating on you, right? Then why allow a novice to care for your tree?  Hiring an arborist is an investment that can yield substantial returns.  A well-cared for tree is both attractive and valuable.

A poorly maintained tree, on the other hand, can create a liability should they fall.  Properly maintaining a tree can be quite dangerous; especially if they’re on the BIG side.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that you hire a reputable arborist, to ensure your tree’s health and longevity.

A certified arborist is best!  He or she can skillfully address any safety concerns related to your tree to determine whether it can still be cared for or if it should be removed.  An arborist will do everything within their power to save a tree.

What is a certified arborist?

While the tree care industry is not regulated, many arborists choose to become certified through the ISA.  This means that they have voluntarily achieved the highest level of knowledge available in the art and science of caring for trees.

This is level is evidenced through a comprehensive examination.  To maintain their certification, an arborist must keep up-to date on the latest advancements, and techniques in arboriculture.

What services are provided?

  • Assessments of your tree’s health and longevity
  • Treatment of insect infestations and disease
  • Proper pruning and trimming
  • Fertilization
  • Soil aeration
  • Tree removal and stumping
  • Tree value program
  • Tree debris removal
  • Tree planting
  • Palm tree services

How can I find an arborist?

You can find tree care arborists in the Yellow Pages or by googling “tree care services” in your given area or by location through the ISA’s website at www.treesaregood.org.  For the best quality workmanship, you should only hire a company that specializes in tree work.

One such company is Branch Management Tree Service.  At Branch Management, you’ll find certified arborists as well as the proper equipment, which allows us to safely care for your tree and ensure it remains healthy.

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