An arborist is defined as an individual who is trained in the science and art of planting and caring for trees. A certified arborist is one who has achieved a level of knowledge through education, extensive study and passing comprehensive examinations developed by the nation’s leading experts in tree care. A certified arborist must also continue their education to retain their certification. A certified arborist also commits to a Code of Ethics.
The Value Of A Certified Arborist
The process of becoming an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist is lengthy, thorough, and it demonstrates a serious commitment to the profession of arboriculture.
Poorly maintained trees can present a significant liability to a homeowner, and pruning and removing trees is especially dangerous work that should only be performed by those trained and equipped to get the job done safely.
Services Provided by Arborists
Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable and trained to provide tree care that ensures the trees on your property are safe and healthy while delivering considerable value. Tree work should only be done by those with the right training and equipment.
- Pruning – a certified arborist can determine not only the type of pruning necessary but can also return the tree to proper structure to reduce the likelihood of future risks.
- Tree evaluations – a knowledgeable arborist can give you a tree care plan that helps you keep your trees in healthy, thriving condition despite the environmental conditions.
- Emergency tree services – when storms cause limbs or entire trees to fall, sometimes landing on other trees, cars, or your home, an arborist can safely remove the fallen tree while limiting further property damage.
- Planting – when it’s time for a new tree, an arborist can recommend species that are appropriate for a specific location and avoid future problems that limit the growth of the tree.
In some cases, the role of a certified arborist is to remove the tree but we prefer to look at this as a last resort. While you could call an average tree trimmer, you won’t get the level of care you’ll have with a certified arborist. You may even lose the tree you are trying to care for or save.
Working with the team of ISA-certified arborists at Mark Crane’s Tree and Arborist Services, the value is obvious from the start. Their team cares for and maintains the trees in Hope Ranch, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. Call (805) 685-2320 for a free estimate.