CERTIFIED UTAH ARBORIST
Why 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. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing tree, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Only those trained and equipped to work safely in trees should do tree work.
Why select our arborist for the job?
We are members of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Our arborist’s membership demonstrates willingness on the part of the arborists to stay up to date on the latest techniques and information.
Our certified arborists are experiences professionals who have passed an extensive examination covering all aspects of tree care.
We have proof of insurance. A reputable arborist carries personal and property damage insurance as well as workers compensation insurance. Many homeowners have had to pay out large amounts of money for damages caused by uninsured individuals claiming to be tree experts. You could be held responsible for damages and injuries that occur as a result of the job.
We check for necessary permits and licenses. Some agencies require contractors to apply for permits and/or to apply for a license before they are able to work. Be sure they comply with any local state, provincial, or national laws that govern their work.
Ask for references to find out where the company has done work similar to the work that you are requesting. Don’t hesitate to check references or visit work sites where the company has done tree work.
Remember, tree care is a substantial, long lasting investment. We offer the highest standard of tree care at competitive rates. Do not always accept the low bid. You should examine the credentials and the written specifications of the firms that submitted bids and determine the best combination of price, work to be done, skill, and professionalism to protect your substantial investment.
Be wary of individuals who go door to door and offer bargains for performing tree work.
Most reputable companies are too busy to solicit work in this manner. Improper tree care can take many years to correct itself and, in some cases, it can never be corrected. Are you willing to take that risk with your valuable investment? Keep in mind that good arborists will perform only accepted practices. For example, practices such as topping a tree, removing an excessive amount of live wood, using climbing spikes on trees that are not being removed, and removing or disfiguring living tree without just cause are unnecessary.
Get it in writing; most reputable clients have their clients sign a contract. Be sure to read the contract carefully.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions; such as:
• When will the work be started and completed?
• Who will be responsible for clean up?
• Is this the total price?
• If I would like more done, what is your hourly rate?
What is a certified arborist?
An arborist, by definition, who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.
ISA arborist certification is a non-governmental, volunteering process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administrated by the International Society Of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.
Rely on our certified arborists for the highest standards of tree care!
Our certified arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art of science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive evaluation developed by some of the nations leading experts on tree care. Certified arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, we are up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
Be an informed consumer!
Please feel free to ask our ISA certified arborist any questions you have.
One of the best methods to use in choosing an arborist is to educate yourself on some of the basic principles of tree care. ISA offers several brochures, which discuss many of the basic principles of tree care.