The Role of a Certified Arborist in Tree Care

Date September 26, 2023

Author TreeNewal Staff

Tree care might seem as simple as planting a tree and watering it every so often, but there is so much more that goes into helping trees thrive. Homeowners who endeavor to tackle tree care on their own can make mistakes, so finding a certified arborist is even more appealing. TreeNewal is here to answer lingering questions about what certified arborists can do, with a detailed breakdown of how these professionals care for trees.

What Is a Certified Arborist?

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A certified arborist is more than someone who has experience in caring for and maintaining trees. They are arborists who have certification from the International Society of Arboriculture. To become an ISA-certified arborist, candidates must first have at least three or more years of full-time practical work experience in arboriculture. They can also meet this requirement with relevant education, such as a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry. They must then sit an exam covering many topics about the arboricultural profession.

What Role Do Certified Arborists Play in Tree Care?

When it comes to tree care, certified arborists do more than offer homeowners education about properly caring for trees. These experts can help homeowners with the following:

  • Removing trees and tree stumps: Trees that have died, actively have pest problems, or show signs of disease need removing. Certified arborists can safely remove these trees or tree stumps while preventing disease or pests from spreading to other trees.
  • Caring for newly planted trees: Evaluating the soil, understanding how surrounding plants affect trees, and ensuring the tree has proper nutrition to thrive are all things an arborist considers when caring for newly planted trees. This care makes for strong, healthy trees that provide shade for years.
  • Providing emergency tree care: Emergency tree care is sometimes necessary after a storm, flood, or other disaster. Certified arborists can respond to these emergencies to prevent more damage from happening.
  • Pruning trees: Proper tree maintenance includes pruning and trimming. Pruning removes potentially diseased branches or limbs and can help shape a tree in a visually appealing way.

How Can TreeNewal Help?

If homeowners aren’t ready to jump fully on board with getting a certified arborist, TreeNewal offers an ISA-certified arborist consultation, where one of our experts can determine the health of trees and suggest ways to take care of them. We also offer tree services, including tree trimming and removal, soil testing, tree mitigation, and insect and disease management.

Are You Ready To Help Your Trees Thrive?

If you’re ready to help your trees start thriving or want to revamp your landscaping, TreeNewal is here to help. Servicing the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex area, we have the knowledge and know-how to help your trees stay healthy despite the crazy Texas weather. Contact us today to see how our team of ISA-certified arborists can help.