For started to become an ISA certified Arborist one has to achieve a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience. After completing the training a candidate must pass a comprehensive exam that has been developed by the nation’s leading experts on tree care and has evolved over years of scrutiny. Once certified an Arborists will have to continue their education to maintain their certification assuring they are up to date on the latest techniques in all aspect arboriculture.
ISA Certified Arborists specialize and are certified in the care of individual trees. They are trained and tested on their knowledge about the needs of all types of deciduous trees and evergreen trees. Whether your yard is blessed with Ash, Elm or Aspen trees a Certified Arborist will know the proper care, fertilizer and pesticides for each.
They are trained and equipped to provide proper care to keep your trees healthy and quickly identify the health status. If a tree is diseased or infected they can quickly and correctly identify the problem and the correct care. This is especially critical considering the symptoms of some pests and diseases can be confused for something else to an untrained professional. Healthy and well cared for trees can not only add considerable value to your property but are beautiful and create a great sense of peace. Trees that are not maintained can be a significant liability and even become dangerous. A tree with limbs that could fall on a person or property or even an entire tree falling can be a real threat. When it comes to pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, the work should be done only by those trained with ISA standards and equipped to work safely in trees as this can be dangerous work.
To be considered for the process of becoming certified a candidate must have three or more years of full-time in an arboriculture field and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, or landscape architecture from an accredited educational institute. The breadth of the certification covers a large number of topics allowing candidates the flexibility in the arboricultural profession.
Other aspects of the certification that make it so valuable include the code of ethics for ISA Certified Arborists gives credibility and reliability to those employed in this line of work. This certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products and services.
At TLC we have also achieved the ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist. A climber specialist will be given skills and the strength and endurance to climb trees, trained a high regard for safety, and be able to be comfortable off the ground. Candidates must have training in aerial rescue, CPR, and First Aid to obtain this certification. This has made us specifically trained for the crane assisted tree removal we specialize in .
If cost is a concern as with anything you get the quality of work you pay for and proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. In the training candidates become knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture and you are assured quality care and professional work.
Learn about our Boulder tree care services that we provide as ISA Certified Arborists including, crane assisted tree removal, tree pruning, health diagnosis and treatment and more.