When it comes to tree care, don’t hire a landscaper — hire a certified arborist.
Healthy, well-maintained trees can boost your curb appeal and add value to your property. Damaged and diseased trees do exactly the opposite. And often, landscapers may not have the requisite training and skills to properly care for your trees.
Whether your trees need help or you simply want to keep them in good shape, an arborist is the right professional for the job.
What Is a Certified Arborist?
A certified arborist is a highly trained professional with extensive knowledge about the art and science behind properly planting, caring for and maintaining trees.
Becoming an arborist takes a great deal of study and dedication. At least three years of full-time experience working in the professional tree-care industry is required for certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). And then there’s the test — arborists must pass a comprehensive exam covering 10 areas of knowledge in arboriculture (the cultivation and management of trees and shrubs).
To maintain ISA certification, arborists are required to participate in ongoing training. Continued education also serves to keep arborists updated on the latest science and field techniques.
Why Should You Trust Tree Care to a Certified Arborist?
Hiring a certified arborist means you can rest easy knowing that your tree care professional has the right training and experience to restore or maintain the health of your trees.
Plus, arborists know how to care for trees in ways that are environmentally conscious and that preserve the safety and beauty of your property. Hiring a landscaper or working with a tree service that doesn’t have certified arborists puts your trees and your property at risk.
When Should You Hire a Certified Arborist?
Many homeowners first think to hire an arborist during an emergency situation. Here at Reliable Tree Care, we field a lot of calls from people with trees that have fallen or become unstable after stormy Utah weather.
Certified arborists are the go-to professionals for emergency tree service. But crunch time isn’t the only time to hire an arborist.
Preventive maintenance through routine tree care is the best way to keep your trees healthy, strong and beautiful. A certified arborist can control insects and disease and expertly prune, trim and fertilize trees. And if tree removal becomes necessary, an arborist can safely handle the task without compromising your property.
Planning to plant some new trees? Hire a certified arborist, and you’ll get expert advice on choosing the best varieties for your property and on planning their placement. Pre-planting consultation helps prevent future complications and growth problems.
If you live in northern Utah, trust Reliable Tree Care to provide professional pruning, trimming, fertilization, insect and disease control, and emergency tree service. The certified arborists on our team have the skills and experience to help your trees flourish. Contact our Murray office to schedule a free comprehensive tree evaluation with an arborist today.