Healthy trees are an important part of a yard and a community, but sometimes these trees need to be maintained, pruned, or even removed to ensure the health of the tree itself or the area around it. This maintenance is an investment in your yard, so it is important that it is done right in a way that will protect your investment, help the tree grow correctly long-term, and even protect property lines by helping a tree grow in the right direction. The difference between a Certified Arborist and other tree service professionals is that they are accredited through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have undergone rigorous education to ensure your tree maintenance investment is preserved.
What is An Arborist?
An arborist, according to American Arborist, “is a specially trained professional who deals with the art and science of planting, caring, maintaining, and diagnosing trees and other woody plant life.” Arborists are sometimes referred to as “tree doctors” or “tree surgeons,” and they can assess the tree’s condition, provide a diagnosis of any diseases the tree may have, offer recommendations for how to properly care and maintain, and even determine whether a tree needs to be pruned or fully removed. Arborists are, in essence, the defenders of trees.
Why Hire a Certified Arborist?
A Certified Arborist is trained and certified through the ISA, which requires extensive training and tree knowledge past the basics of just maintaining a tree and knowing pruning techniques. After this training, an ISA certification test must be completed and passed, and then a member must regularly renew their certification. This time and financial cost equates to the professional always being up to date on the latest techniques and technology, making them the most educated in their field. This also means that your trees and yard will be in good hands.
Certified Arborists Provide More Than Tree Removal and Trimming Services
When an arborist gets certified, their training includes disease prevention, detection, and treatment, plus tree biology, tree maintenance, herbicide application (this requires an additional license through the state), and safety precautions.
It doesn’t stop with current trees, either. Arborists can recommend how to handle any trees you have on the property, but they also can provide insight on what kinds of trees to plant. Some considerations arborists make when recommending trees for your property include:
- Location - This is important, especially when considering the size of the tree when it’s fully grown. Some trees do better in different regions than others, so it is important to consider the climate and even type of soil. They can help you pick the right season to plant, considering the needs of the tree during early development, including amount of rain, sunshine, and even amount of daylight and temperature.
- Resale value - This could even lead to higher resale value, provided that the tree is properly placed on the property and cared for,
Certified Arborists care about the trees. By staying up to date on the latest techniques and education, these professionals are able to protect a tree’s health. They perform pruning techniques that allow the tree to flourish (rather than sending it into a state of shock leaving it vulnerable). An Arborist’s mission is to save a tree, not cut it down. If a tree has sustained damage or is diseased, they will consider all options rather than resort to cutting it down. They will also ensure that all options they take will preserve the life and integrity of the tree, its natural beauty, and its ability to grow naturally and safely for the entirety of its life on your property. And your neighbors can rest assured that they will not creep toward their property lines when pruned correctly, and if they start to inch that way, they can get to them before they get to close to causing any damage to fences or homes.
Rogue Tree Solutions Are Certified Arborists That Care About Your Trees
We specialize in Tree Removal, Stump Grinding, Pruning, Lot Clearing, Consulting & Tree Disease and Pest Diagnosis. We pride ourselves in setting the industry standard. We have a very skilled team that consists of years of experience, an ISA-certified arborist, State of Ohio licensed herbicide applicators, etc. At Rogue our mission is simple, we don't want to be compared to our competitors, we want to set the precedent, we want to be ROGUE.