Why Hire An Arborist?


Do you understand the difference between a landscaper and an arborist?

There is a lot of overlap between landscape companies and tree companies so you might wonder why it is important to hire an ISA certified arborist. The big reason is that the long-term health of your trees and shrubs is important, so you will want to look for assurance of pruning abilities and practices when you hire.

Landscapers generally offer lawn and garden care, and depending on their qualifications, can likely give basic tree advice and care.

An arborist is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees and shrubs.

As ISA certified arborists, we specialize in pruning trees and shrubs of all sizes and we follow the ISA standard of care for trees and shrubs. Arborists understand how trees respond to pruning. Arborists understand how trees integrate into the landscape and around buildings. Arborists are trained in pests and disease that affect your trees. Arborists can care for your trees regardless of their size, safely climbing to the tops of even very large trees to prune and maintain them.

The certifications you should look for are those of the International Society of Arboriculture. Founded in 1924, the ISA promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater public awareness of the benefits of trees. Certified arborists are issued a certification number which can be verified at the ISA website. You should also watch for these logos when hiring:

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