An arborist is a person who is trained in the art and science of trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which a person can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are peop who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.
Arborist are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to great returns. Appropriately cared for trees can add property value, while poorly maintained trees are a liability. Working in and around trees can be dangerous. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
An arborist is trained to identify the type of pruning needed, whether or not a tree should be removed, can help mitigate risk in emergency tree care situations, recommend tree speices good for planting in specific locations and climates, advise on health care programs, and consult on a number of other topics. Certified arborist preform only industry - accepted practices. Therefore, they are most likely to be up to date on the latest techniques and standards in arboriculture.