When the time comes to consult with a tree service company in Madison, WI there are many options available but not all are created equal. The first question any homeowner should ask a tree care company is, “Do you employ ISA Certified Arborists” and “Will they be the ones performing work on our trees and shrubs?” Why does this matter and why choose an International Society of Arborists (ISA) Certified Arborist?
Gaining the ISA Arborist Certification is no simple task. In order to qualify to take the exam, you must have at least three years of experience in arboriculture, or a completed degree in a related field. Once qualified, you must pass a written and physical test that covers 10 separate areas of knowledge. These areas of study are as follows:
1. Soil Management
2. Tree identification and selection
3. Tree installation and Establishment
4. Safe work practices
5. Tree biology
6. Tree Pruning
7. Tree disease diagnosis and treatment
8. Urban forestry
9. Tree Protection and preservation
10. Tree risk management
As you can see this requires candidates to have an impressive breadth of knowledge regarding many aspects of arboriculture. With the intention of always improving, it is required that Certified Arborists attend educational classes. Without, their certification expires. This ensures that your arborist has cutting-edge information and is up to date on current, research-based practices.
Lastly, an ISA Certified Arborist is required to adhere to a strict code of ethics. This is enforced by the ISA, and you are liable to lose your credentials if broken. You’re in safe hands when it comes to industry integrity when allowing an ISA Certified Arborist to care for your trees.
In summary certification provides the necessary base knowledge and education key to making the best possible decisions for the safety of your family and the health of the trees and urban forest.
When you invite Eco Tree Company to partner with you on your property, you are guaranteed confidence that a Certified Arborist is personally caring for your trees.