Arborists are specially trained in tree care and maintenance. They are knowledgeable in tree health and properly equipped to provide suitable care. Hiring an arborist can be a difficult decision. Check out our FAQs about hiring an arborist to help make the decision a little easier. Your trees represent a substantial investment. Proper care including pruning, fertilizing, and disease control can protect your investment, property, and family.
A certified arborist has been educated and trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual and groups of trees. The process is not regulated by the government, but is a voluntary certification for those who wish to document their knowledge and expertise. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) provides certification in the form of rigorous testing and ongoing education. Therefore, certified arborists will tend to be more up-to-date on the latest techniques. Learn more about certified arborists at the ISA website.