Arboricultural Consulting Service

stump-grindings-tualatin-orArboricultural Consulting Service does not mean tree pruning. When most people think of a tree pruner, they see a person dangling high in the canopy of a tree wearing a hardhat, wielding a chainsaw and lopping off branches. While ascending trees via climbing and safety cables or by means of a lift truck is certainly part of the job, there is much more that goes into being an certified arborist.

Arboricultural Consulting Service

Dictionary.com defines an arborist as “a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases,and the control of pests.” In other words they are tree doctors.

Much like doctors, there are arborists who specialize in different areas of tree and shrub care from disease management to surgery (pruning) both for health and cosmetic. Unlike the medical field there are no legal requirements in order to call oneself an arborist. That is why when entrusting the health of your trees and the safety of your home to a tree care provider, it is important to find a certified and experienced arborist. Mark Bourgeois, owner of ArborPro Tree Experts, is an ISA Certified Arborist

What it Takes to Become a Certified Arborist

A certified arborist is one who has been validated by a respected organization such as the  International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). However it’s not all about studying and cramming for a big test. In order to receive a certification from ISA, applicants must have at least three years of full time practical experience. Although those with an associates degree in arboriculture only require two years of experience and those with a four-year degree in a related field only need one year. Once certified, arborists can be additionally certified as a Utility Specialist and or a Municipal Specialist once they have met the requirements for eligibility. If you prefer to play Tarzan, then the ISA also offers certification as a Tree Worker Climber Specialist or Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist which only require 18 months of related work experience to be eligible to take the exam. No matter what, experience is vital to becoming an arborist and it takes time, dedication, and true passion to earn such certifications. 

ArborPro Tree Experts Offers Arboricultural Consulting Service

If you are looking for a certified tree specialist, look no further, ArborPro Tree Experts has over 23 years in professional tree care. Our fearless leader Mark has been a “tree doctor”, AKA Certified Arborist in Oregon since 1993, so knows all the ins and outs of common tree species in the state. The list of services offered can be quite extensive. If you need a specific job completed or need consultation service, ArborPro is who you need to speak with.We work in Portland and surrounding areas and can offer solutions for any tree care needs. Feel free to Contact Us For a Free Estimate.

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