Certified ISA Tree Arborist In Tulsa

TREES BY JAKE is a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist (MW-5864A) and is trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture, including tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, and safety (click here to verify our credentials).

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Hiring an Arborist Vs. Tree Trimmers

Not every tree trimmer is an arborist, but every arborist is a tree trimmer.  Proper tree trimming is an art that takes into account the health of the tree while also maintaining the natural aesthetics and beauty of a tree.  Becoming a tree trimmer does not require certification through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), nor any other institution.  Tree trimming can be done through companies, or solo, due to sufficient access to tree trimming tools.  Tree trimmers are not held to the standard that ISA Certified Arborists are in that they are not nearly as skilled or qualified in the care and upkeep of trees and related species.  Arborists are required to have the endorsement of at least one ISA Certified Arborist and have years of experience before even being allowed to take the ISA certification exam.  Once the certification is obtained, a Certified Arborist is required to maintain a steady stream of updated knowledge on various skills, techniques, and information involving tree trimming and removal as well as healthcare.  Arborists always consider the individual needs and health of each tree while tree trimmers are just there to trim trees regardless of how their actions may impede the health of the plant.  Overall, it is wholly wiser to hire a professional and ISA Certfied Arborist than an individual who simply trims trees.

Services Tree Arborists Perform

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Pruning is the process of removing certain limbs, branches, or stems from a tree at the arborists' discretion.  Pruning can be done at the request of the hirer for the purpose of merely visual satisfaction or done to benefit the health of the tree.  More often than not, pruning is done in order to help to help ensure the tree remains healthy, structurally sound, and resistant to storms.

Tree Removal

There are numerous reasons why a tree may be removed.  Most often, it is because the tree is dead and/or is posing a threat to people or property.  Trees that are suffering from an untreatable pest infestation may also be removed.  Many times a tree is removed at the request of a property owner merely because he or she is no longer wanting the tree.


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Emergency Tree Care

Most arborists allow for 24-hour service in the event an emergency occurs.  Emergencies constitute of trees that have become hazardous through natural occurrences such as storms or dangerous weather.

Tree Planting

While planting is not a service we provide, our Certified Arborist will be able to help advise you on the perfect trees for your property in terms of both location and aesthetics.  The amount of sun and water that the tree will receive will be considered, as well as the soil type.  The timing of the planting can also be important depending on the type of tree.

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Tree Health

Tree arborists will take every aspect of a tree needs into account to ensure it stays healthy and strong.  Arborists will also check on trees that are doing poorly to determine the root of the plant's declining health.  Recommendations for fertilizers, insecticides, or changes in soil surrounding the tree may be made to provide the tree with a healthier environment for growth and enrichment.  If a tree is diseased or ridden with pests, the arborist will be able to determine the correct affliction and provide means of remedying the situation at hand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Tree Arborist?

Tree arborists are professionals within the practice of arboriculture.  They are extremely skilled and knowledgeable on the management, cultivation, propagation, and study of a myriad of tree, vine, and shrub variations.  Many arborists also have experience working with other woody plants as well.  Arborists are often also referred to as arboriculturists or tree surgeons.

What Does an Arborist Do?

There are many skills that tree arborists perfect in order to properly care for trees.  All arborists should have proficient skills and training in pruning trees, tree removal, emergency tree care, tree planting, and tree health.

What is the Benefit of Hiring an Arborist?

Trees on a property are an investment.  Trees that are not well maintained can lead to property damage.  Hiring an arborist is imperative in keeping trees close to property structures safe from damage or destruction.  Arborists are also trained in the removal of trees if any pose a threat to property and need to be removed.

For those looking to increase their property value or those who simply wish to maintain a nice, aesthetic landscape, arborists are able to help your trees flourish.  Arborists will help with the upkeep of your trees through careful pruning services and techniques and be able to help spot and prevent any disease or pests that may come to afflict the tree.

Hiring an arborist before buying or selling a piece of property is a wise investment.  Having a well-maintained landscape and safe landscape can vastly increase the value of the property.  Certain tree species can even raise the cost of the property on their own, even more so when taken care of by professionals dedicated to tree health and aesthetics.

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