All trees and shrubs need to be properly maintained for optimal health. You may think anyone, including yourself, can prune a tree and keep it healthy, but there are instances when it’s best to leave tree trimming and maintenance to a professional ISA Certified Arborist.
What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
Sometimes called a Certified Arborist, these professionals have more than the average knowledge of trees and plants. They took the time to study proper trimming and maintenance of all types of trees. Then they passed a detailed exam to achieve ISA certification, which is considered the highest rank of tree expert. Although the exam and certification is voluntary, it’s respected throughout the U.S. as recognition of a highly knowledgeable person in all things related to trees.
Why Call a Certified Arborist When Any Landscaper Can Trim Trees?
It’s true that any landscaper can trim trees. In fact, you can too. However, certified arborists are able to use their education and knowledge to identify issues your trees may already experience and they can help you improve your tree health and protect your home and property. An ISA Certified Arborist knows how to make the best decision regarding branch removal to restore tree health or whether removal of the entire tree may be necessary. They can also assist with:
- Emergency tree care – Throughout the year we see strong wind storms in the area. When a wind storm leads to tree damage, you want someone who knows what they’re doing to remove the limbs or tree itself without damaging other landscaping or property. They can also properly cable the trees to re-stabilize them if they blew over.
- Tree health evaluation – When one or more of a certain species of trees on your property seem to look as though they are struggling, your ISA Certified Arborist has the knowledge and resources to evaluate and diagnose the issue. They can also recommend treatment and take care of the the trees until the trees improve and become healthy again. An arborist may also be able to make recommendations to stop the spread of disease.
- New trees – If you’re wondering about adding new trees to your property, talk to your arborist. With their knowledge base, they can recommend the right trees for your soil and existing landscaping, and they can also plant new trees properly.
- General maintenance – Not only do dead palm fronds need proper trimming, but all trees need maintenance to grow tall and strong. Your certified arborist can take care of seasonal maintenance on any trees or plants on your property.
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We’re ISA Certified Arborists with exceptional knowledge and experience on all native and non-native species in Florida. Let us provide you with an evaluation of your trees and recommendations for maintenance or any of our other services. Call us today at (727) 447-2186 to make your appointment.