Taking a closer look on the job of an Arborist
Tree care services in San Diego does not come cheap. After all, professional tree care services is a business that is quite capital intensive. The owner has to invest in equipment, insurance, and most of all hiring a certified, and well experienced professionals who can safely undertake tree care maintenance.
In its website, the Tree Care Industry Association defines an Arborist as a tree care professional who is trained, certified, and licensed to carry out tree maintenance work either as a freelancer or as part of a Tree Care Services Companies San Diego CA. “An arborist is a professional who cares for trees and other woody plants by pruning, fertilizing, monitoring for insects and diseases, consulting on tree related issues, and occasionally planting, transplanting and removing trees,” it explained.
And while a minor trimming here and there could be easy enough to be carried out by the property owner himself, pruning, as well as tree removal or transplanting is something that should only be left to professionals not only because of safety considerations, but also to ensure the tree’s over-all health.
In its website, the University of Maryland Extension underscored that it is not easy to become an arborist and that it is a highly regarded profession in tree care. “Certified arborists are individuals who have passed a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of tree care and should be consulted when evaluating the health of a tree and for insect and disease management. The certification program is administered by the International Society of Arboriculture,” it explained.
The International Society of Arborists for its part, cautions property owners that a certification does not necessarily mean expert work. In its website it shared: “Becoming an ISA Certified Arborist is a voluntary process through which individuals can measure their knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. ISA Certification is not government-sponsored or government-endorsed; it is administered by the International Society of Arboriculture as a way for tree care professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and the industry. Certification is not a measure of standards of practice. Certification can attest to the tree knowledge of an individual but cannot guarantee or ensure quality performance,” It says.
At the end of the day, it is important to undertake due diligence when it comes to hiring an arborist or any professional for that matter. It may be an additional step (or cost) to hire someone from a reputable firm, or someone that has received stellar feedback from clients, but this will be worth the safety of a tree and the people and properties surrounding it.