To earn an ISA Certified Arborist® credential, an arborist must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. They have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, which includes three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institution.
Each genera and species of trees has different requirements. From soil composition, temperature, location, sunlight, shape and planting needs, choosing the correct trees for your landscaping requires the knowledge of the trees and local soils and weather patterns. An arborist is going to have the knowledge necessary to give you the advice you need.
Trees are expensive. Homeowners have to continue to invest time and money to keep their trees healthy and happy. A tree planted too close to wires or structures may need to be removed, which is a lost investment. An arborist knows the correct placement to accommodate for growth and the micro climate around the tree.
Tree fertilization must be done at different times of the year, depending on the type of tree. Choosing the wrong fertilizer or applying it at the incorrect time can result in injury to your tree. Many tree services have a "one-size-fits-all" approach to tree care that can do more harm than good.
Carefully pruning a tree while it develops creates a well-shaped tree with strong main branches that have access to sun and nutrients. Removing damaged branches keep the tree strong and safe. Years of experience help an arborist select the best pruning options for each tree.
Healthy trees can save homeowners hundreds of dollars in energy savings.
Removing a dead tree can cost up to $1000; replacing it with a mature tree can be equally expensive. Paying for a knowledgeable arborist can save you money.
Trees can develop sickness and disease. Proper early intervention can often prevent the loss of the tree.
Spider Mites, root weevils, tent caterpillars, aphids, insect borers, and scale are just a few of the pests that might make a meal of your trees and bushes. Annual and semi-annual inspections can nip the infestation in the bud.
Creating a relationship with an arborist give you a go-to person for all of your landscaping questions and concerns.