Before we start this blog, we want to say for the record that we’re not offended by the title of “tree-trimmers.”

We do, in fact, trim trees, so it’s a natural fit for us, and we’re good with it! But because we’re proud of the work some members of our staff have accomplished in becoming certified arborists, we want to take a minute to explain the title and what it entails. That way, when you hire us to care for your trees, you’ll know more about why it’s worth it.

The term arborist refers to a…

“…specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.”*

These are men and women who have undergone training to learn about trees—what makes them grow and thrive; what harms them; and how they can be salvaged and improved. Arborists know about the needs of these life-giving plants and have been “trained in the art and science of planting, caring for and maintaining individual trees.”** In short, they are much more than just tree-trimmers; they’re tree experts.

First, certified line clearance arborists are those who have completed training for workers whose person, tree or equipment comes within a 10-foot safety zone around energized wires. They are taught how to operate safely around live power lines and to handle and care for trees in these areas. All certified line clearance arborists are also knowledgeable in tree growth, trimming safety, directional pruning, chain saw use, how to perform CPR and basic First Aid.

Next, arborists certified by the ISA are those who have voluntarily chosen to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and industry. They have undergone and passed a comprehensive examination developed by recognized tree-care experts and have agreed to continue their education to stay current in the latest arboriculture techniques.** Certification by the ISA is not required for tree-care professionals, so this kind of training is truly a mark of excellence in the industry.

Because we value our customers and are interested only in doing business the right way. We don’t have any desire to offer second-rate services, and we wouldn’t want you to pay for them, either. Our employees are trained to truly care for trees; not just trim them. And we promise to maintain that standard as long as our doors are open. Why? Simply because we can and because we care.




** http://www.isa-arbor.com/publicoutreach/whyhirecertifiedarborist/index.aspx