What is a certified arborist?
A professional who possesses the technical competence through experience and related training to provide for or supervise the management of trees and other woody plants in the residential, commercial, and public landscape. An ISA Certified Arborist is someone whom, through education and training is certified and/or qualified to practice arboriculture. Some states require that a certified arborist does many of the arboricultural tasks e.g., pruning, cabling, fertilizing and pesticide application. This certification process was originally set up through the Department of Consumer Protection and now is run through the Department of Environmental Protection. Arboriculture is a combination of art and science where the application of federally mandated ANSI professional standards and techniques are developed so we can improve the condition of shade, ornamental and fruit trees. Our practices include pruning, cabling, bracing, fertilizing, aeration, control of insects and diseases, landscaping, tree planting, designing, wildlife management, and consulting. ISA Certified arborist is supposed to be knowledgeable about the typical growth habits and preferred site location and conditions of healthy trees and is able to diagnose problems from the obvious insect infestation to the less obvious environmental stresses such as changes in soil grade, pollution, drought, etc., that affect tree health.
Why should you hire an arborist?
An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees.
Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property.
Certified arborists can provide a multiyear or long term strategy.
Managing a property or restoration projects, safety issues, species preservation, and aesthetics requires reliable professionals with vision and patience. Plant Solutions has been around for three generations and will be a reliable resource for you.
A certified arborist can provide consulting services.
Property managers and municipalities require long-term vision and consulting as it relates to strategic growth or expansion. Long-term management of municipal and professional properties requires site evaluations, project management, risk assessment, and budgeting. Plant Solutions has the experts and consultants to help you with all your needs.