Do you understand the difference between a landscaper and an arborist?
The green industry can be confusing. There is a lot of overlap between landscape companies and tree companies. Landscapers offer lawn and garden care. They can give basic tree advice.
An arborist is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees and shrubs.
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, 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: