Why you should hire a Certified Arborist
An arborist is an individual trained and knowledgeable in the care of trees. A certified arborist is someone who has met all the requirements and passed all the tests needed to receive certification as an arborist.
To become eligible to take the arborist exam, an individual needs to have three or more years of full-time work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture or forestry from an accredited school or educational institution.
Organizations like the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) issue arborist certifications.
The decision of whether to hire an arborist is a decision that should be made after considering all factors. Proper tree care adds value to your home, enhances its beauty and appeal, and can easily return much more than the investment.
The certified arborist is trained in tree pruning.
There are different kinds if tree pruning and a trained arborist has the knowledge to determine the kind of pruning a tree needs to maintain and even improve its health, appearance and safety.
A certified arborist eliminates branches that rub against each other, remove tree limbs that interfere with electrical wires, building facades, roofs, fences, gutters, windows or obstruct streets and sidewalks.
A trained arborist manages tree diseases.
Texas and other southern states are going through severe drought and trees are facing disease and insect infestations. Diseases like Aphids, Anthracnose, Heart-rot, Canker, Elm Leaf Beetle, Firelight, Lacebugs, Leaf Burn, Spider Mites, Sooty Mold, Slime Flux and more attack trees at their weakest and trees are stressed at the moment due to the drought.
Certified Arborists have the knowledge to manage and heal trees infected by these diseases and insects. They can also decide when a tree cannot be saved and recommend removal. Tree removal is always the last resort but a certified arborist knows when it is necessary. They have the skills and equipment to safely remove the trees.
Certified Arborists are emergency tree care specialists.
Arborists have years of experience to remove dangerously hanging trees. Storm-damaged trees limbs and branches often fall on homes, cars, other branches or structures and the certified arborist has the knowledge to remove the tree in a safe manner while avoiding further damage to properties.