Certified ISA Tulsa Oklahoma Arborist
At TREES BY JAKE, we are dedicated to tree care and we provide a variety of Certified Arborist services, including tree removal, trimming, cabling & bracing, stump grinding, tree health, and pre-construction assessments and recommendations, as well as overall tree health care and management. Health care includes disease control, pest control, and fertilization. Whether you are having a tree removed, trimmed, or treated, hiring a qualified professional is important.
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Why Hire an Arborist?
There are many reasons to make sure you are hiring a Certified Arborist in the Tulsa area to engage in tree care on your property. Trees not only provide beauty, but they provide shade and shelter for your structures. If maintained, your trees could last longer than you!
Why an arborist? Certified Arborists are more than just tree trimmers. They are trained and certified to maintain the appearance and health of the trees on your property. Here are some of the services they provide:
- To assess the health and condition of your trees: An arborist can evaluate the overall health and condition of your trees and provide recommendations for any necessary treatment or care.
- To remove a tree: If you have a tree that is dead, diseased, or poses a safety hazard, an arborist can remove it safely and efficiently.
- To prune a tree: An arborist can prune your trees to remove dead or damaged branches, improve their structure, or maintain their size and shape.
- To plant a tree: An arborist can help you select and plant new trees on your property, taking into account the soil conditions, sunlight, and other factors that will affect the tree's growth.
- To care for your trees: An arborist can provide ongoing care and maintenance for your trees, including fertilization, pest control, and disease management.
Benefit of Hiring an Arborist
The ISA Certified Arborist credential helps consumers identify qualified, ethical, and highly trained tree services.
When you hire Jake, our Certified Arborist, you will receive advice and recommendations based on both scientific and practical knowledge. We are trained and equipped to both analyze and provide the correct tree care needed. As members of both the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), we abide by industry standards and strive to deliver the highest quality and most professional tree care in Tulsa and the surrounding areas abiding by the arborist code of ethics.
Here are some key principles that included in an arborist code of ethics:
- Provide high-quality, professional services to clients.
- Promote the preservation and conservation of trees.
- Respect the safety and well-being of clients, the public, and other professionals.
- Foster a sense of community and cooperation within the arboriculture industry.
- Maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills through ongoing education and training.
- Adhere to all relevant laws and regulations governing the practice of arboriculture.
Services Tree Arborists Perform
TREES BY JAKE provides certified arborist services for both residential and commercial clients. Our commercial clients include Tulsa area home builders, construction companies, municipalities, HOAs, and property management companies.
Pruning is the process of removing certain limbs, branches, or stems from a tree. It is much more than the simple act of sawing off some limbs. A Certified Arborist will always follow American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Pruning Standards and will make informed decisions about how much and where to trim or remove, as well as use the proper technique to do so to help facilitate proper healing and health. Proper pruning can help improve a tree’s structure and health.
There are numerous reasons why a tree may be removed and it is often done because the tree is dead and/or is a threat to people or property. Tree removal, particularly large tree removal, requires specific knowledge and equipment and is a highly technical task. A Certified Arborist will be able to remove a tree in a safe and efficient manner.
A tree emergency is a tree that has become immediately hazardous, usually as a result of a storm or weather. Downed trees can present even more of a risk and should be left to a tree care company with extensive experience in responding to storm damage. A Certified Arborist will also be able to asses whether a tree can be saved or if removal is required.
Certified Arborists are well-versed in tree biology and as a result, are able to identify and diagnose ailments that affect trees, including, but not limited to, fungal diseases, insects, and environmental conditions. A Certified Arborist will be able to provide recommendations as to treatment options to help maintain tree health.
We are available to perform Certified Arborist and tree health services in Tulsa, OK and the surrounding cities. Call us at 918-500-9955 for an assessment.
What is a Certified Arborist?
ISA Certified Arborists are tree care workers that follow a strict code of ethics that ensures the reliability and credibility of their work. A Certified Tulsa Arborist will always consider the health and needs of each individual tree.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) serves the tree care industry and is a credentialing organization that promotes the professional practice of arboriculture. It focuses on research, technology, and education to advance best tree care practices. It is the only organization that can certify an arborist. TREES BY JAKE maintains a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist on staff (Jacob Emanuel, MW-5864A). Jake is trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture, including tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practice, and safety (click here to verify his credentials).
To become an ISA Certified Arborist an individual must:
Have 3 years of full-time experience working in the field while implementing proper tree care techniques;
Receive a recommendation by an ISA Certified Arborist; and
Sit for an extensive certification exam.
Once certified, they are required to engage in continuing education to maintain the credential.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a tree arborist?
A Certified Arborist is a professional in the arboriculture industry. They are extremely knowledgeable on everything trees, including pruning, safe work practices, tree risk management, diagnosis and treatment, soil management, identification, and biology.
What does an arborist do?
Arborists are proficient in all aspects of tree care, including pruning, tree removal, emergency tree care, tree health, and safety.
What is the benefit of hiring an arborist?
Hiring a Certified Arborist ensures that you are receiving qualified and knowledgeable services. Arborists abide by industry standards regarding the types of services they provide as well as how those services are implemented. Certified Arborists can help produce beautiful and well-cared for trees while also reducing liability and increasing property values.
What types of insurance should a tree care company carry?
A qualified tree care company should carry both general liability and workers' compensation coverage. Tree services have some of the highest workers' compensations rates and many tree services try to skirt around it by hiring "subcontractors" even though they are not.
Does cutting off dead branches help a tree?
Yes, cutting off dead tree branches regularly helps the health of the tree and can prolong its life.
Who do I call for fallen tree on service lines in the Tulsa area?
Report any trees or branches that have fallen on electrical lines to Public Service of Oklahoma. Their 24 hour phone number is 888.218.3919
Why should you call a tree service?
It is best to call a tree service when a tree needs to be trimmed or pruned. Many times branches that need trimming are out of reach and it would be dangerous for a homeowner or business to try to get to the branch. Additionally, calling a certified tree service ensures that a trained professional will trim or prune your trees to maintain the health of the tree.
Do tree services charge tax?
In Oklahoma, there is no tax on services.
Does your tree services take credit cards?
Yes, we accept major credit cards.
Can removing a tree cause foundation problems?
Removing a tree does not cause foundation problems.
How dangerous is tree service work?
Tree work can be dangerous if employees are not properly trained and/or fail to abide by industry standards and PPE use.
What are the duties of an arborist?
An arborist can prune trees to remove dead or damaged branches, to improve their structure, or to maintain their size and shape, remove a tree from your property if it is dead, diseased, or poses a safety hazard, help you select and plant new trees on your property, taking into account the soil conditions, sunlight, and other factors that will affect the tree's growth, assess the overall health and condition of your trees and provide recommendations for any necessary treatment or care, and provide ongoing care and maintenance for your trees, including fertilization, pest control, and disease management.
What is the difference between a tree trimmer and an arborist?
A tree trimmer and an arborist both work with trees, but a Certified Arborist is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture ISA) as a tree care specialist. Here is a brief comparison of the two:
A tree trimmer is a person who trims and prunes trees. They may use ropes, harnesses, and other equipment to climb trees and perform trimming and pruning work. Tree trimmers may also be responsible for removing branches or small trees, and for cleaning up debris from tree trimming operations.
An arborist may do all of the things a tree trimmer does, but is a professional who has trained and learned about trees to have a broad range of knowledge of them including how to identify different species, diagnose and treat tree diseases, and provide ongoing care and maintenance to keep trees healthy. In addition to trimming and pruning trees, arborists may also be responsible for planting and removing trees, assessing the health and condition of trees, and providing consultation and advice to clients about tree care.
Our Tree Removal Reviews
Best tree service in town!
Best tree service in town! Certified Arborist and fully insured. Excellent customer service, tons of equipment, and overall great experience. Would highly recommend.
Trees by Jake is the best in town. We have used them for several years and they have done an outstanding job at an affordable price. It also is very attractive to me that Jake is a Certified Arborist, and has the long term health of the tree in mind, and he's not just interested in cutting it all down just to make a profit. The crew that comes out is always courteous and does a good job cleaning up afterwards.
The price was very reasonable
Trees by Jake trimmed a very large tree over my roof. They were professional and the price was very reasonable. Jake is a certified arborist, which was a plus, and was really knowledgeable about everything. I appreciated being kept up to date on the status of the job and when they left, it didn't even look like there had been guys working! I definitely recommend Jake to anyone needing tree work done.
Jake is a Certified Arborist and is extremely professional. His bid was very reasonable. He has lots of equipment to get the job done and you can tell he knows what he is doing. Him and his crew were very respectful of my property and when they left, the yard was cleaner than it was when they arrived. Great experience all the way through.
Promptly and Quick
BEST tree service in town. I contacted 2 other big name tree services for a bid - one of them couldn't be bothered to even answer the phone, much less return my phone call. The other one said they could probably come out in a week. My entire experience with the team at Trees by Jake was a pleasure. Jake really knows what he is doing as a certified arborist and all of his workers are safe and knowledgeable. He had lots of trucks and tools to get the job done in a timely manner and cleanup was immaculate. I will continue to use them for maintenance and recommend them to anyone who needs tree work. Thank you Jake and Allison and the rest of the team!
Trusted Certified Arborist
If you are in need of tree service, these are the guys to call. I called to get a quote and met with Jake the same day. He asked me what I wanted done and he gave me his recommendations. He is a certified arborist so I trusted what he wanted to do. My trees have never looked better. He said they had to drive up in my yard with their truck but said not to worry, you won't be able to tell that we were even here....he didn't lie! The only way you can tell is if you look at the trees. My property looks better than it did before they started. Don't waste your time with anyone else, they have my trust! Thanks, guys!
Arborist Safety Practices
All services that we provide are done with safety as a priority. TREES BY JAKE maintains two Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Certified Treecare Safety Professionals (CTSP) on staff (Jacob Emanuel #03956 and Allison Emanuel #03960). CTSP is the only safety credentialing program in the arboriculture industry and shows a company’s commitment to safety and leadership. As a reputable tree care company in Tulsa, our workers are always protected while they are on your property. We provide an extensive training program for all employees with an emphasis on safety and all employees are CPR/First Aid certified and have successfully passed the TCIA Aerial Rescue Training Program. All crew members wear hardhats and other required personal protective equipment while working.