Certified Arboriculture Services: Hiring an ISA Certified Arborist


certified-arborist-197x300The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is an organization that certifies those who work in arboriculture, similar to how other trades use an exam and continuing education to denote certification. In the case of a certified arborist, certain qualifications must be met before the exam will be administered. This requirement can be met by either working three or more years (full-time) in arboriculture, or by obtaining a degree in a related field from an accredited university.

Click here to learn more about arboriculture certification, the steps involved and the importance of hiring a trained professional for certain types of tree services. There’s also a portal on the website where you can look up information and verify a license for certified arborists.

Once certification has been established, an arborist is capable of handling a wide variety of tree care services with the expertise that only comes from experience and education. Here are some of the services that are most typically provided by an ISA certified arborist:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Pruning and tree trimming
  • General tree care
  • Cabling, bracing & tree support systems
  • Fertilization & soil management
  • Disease management
  • Consulting and recommendations
  • Preventive care 

Lewis Tree Service uses only certified arboriculture professionals for these services and we proudly stand behind our extensive track record of high-quality tree care options–a key aspect of our business for more than 20 years. In addition to our staff of trained professionals, we also maintain our own equipment and use only the most modern and up-to-date equipment to deliver healthy tree care solutions to our customers, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. (We also have natural fertilization and pest control options available upon request.)

Do you have a job that calls for a certified arborist in Santa Cruz or Monterey? Call us today at (831) 508-8995 to find out how we can help! We offer FREE cost assessments for all jobs and are happy to offer advice, recommendations, and answer your questions!