What Is An Arborist?

An arborist, also known as a tree surgeon, is a professional that cultivates, manages, and studies individual trees. An arborist manages trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. They focus their time and attention on the safety and health of the individual trees and plants as opposed to forests or harvesting wood.

An arborist can specialize in many different disciplines within their profession. These certifications can include diagnosing and treating pests, diseases, and nutritional deficiencies; pruning; or consultation and report writing. Some arborists are very experienced in all these areas, while others may only have expertise in some of the areas.

Enlisting the aid of a certified arborist to ensure success is crucial when it comes to planting trees or planning a landscaping project. Their knowledge of suitable plant types, soil needs, planting techniques, and proper maintenance is invaluable. With their help, you can create a beautiful, vibrant, and flourishing outdoor environment.

A poorly maintained tree or shrub can result in significant liability issues for you as the homeowner. If a tree isn’t pruned regularly, it can result in branches falling onto power lines or the roof of your home. Tree and shrub maintenance on a regular basis will keep them looking beautiful and can increase correctly prune your tree so it remains safe and secure.

Reaching high or large branches can pose significant safety risks to people and property. If the limb is brought down incorrectly, someone can get hurt. Certified arborists know exactly which tools and techniques are needed to guarantee the pruning is conducted correctly and safely. This ensures no one is injured and nothing becomes damaged.

Standards of practice are not included in certification, so the quality of performance cannot be guaranteed. However, the certified arborists at Maier Tree & Lawn take their jobs very seriously, and it is their goal to provide the best possible care for all your trees, shrubs, and plants.


International Society of Arboriculture Qualifications

ISA Certified Arborists® must have experience in arboriculture and also pass an examination that assesses thorough competency in and knowledge of the six domains of tree care practices: tree biology; identification and selection; installation and establishment; soil management; pruning, diagnosis, tree protection; and tree risk management. An ISA Certified Arborist must take continuing education credits in order to maintain certification and keep abreast of new technologies.


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