WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST
I know what you’re thinking: What the heck is an arborist? And what does it mean to be an ISA Certified Arborist?
An arborist is a professional trained in the art and science of caring for and maintaining trees. An ISA Certified Arborist is an individual who has achieved an expert level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and a comprehensive examination developed by the leading experts on tree care. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the only organization that can designate the Certified Arborist credential. Becoming a Certified Arborist is a voluntary process that demonstrates an individual’s commitment to the tree profession and industry and is not government-endorsed or government-sponsored.
Trees are an asset that can help increase property values, but they can also become a liability if they are not properly cared for. Poorly maintained trees can interfere with power lines and/or lead to property damage. Poorly maintained trees are especially susceptible during strong winds and storms. A Certified Arborist is trained to understand the needs of trees and provide the proper care and maintenance necessary to maintain appearance and structural soundness. Certified Arborists are required to maintain their certification through education and as a result, are up-to-date on the latest and safest techniques in tree care, including tree removal and tree trimming.
Some of the most common services that Certified Arborists provide are:
- Tree Trimming – An arborist can determine the type of trimming necessary to maintain or improve the health, safety, and appearance of trees.
- Tree Removal – Though tree removal should be a last resort, there are circumstances where it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether the tree should be removed and is knowledgeable in the best and safest way to do so.
- Emergency Tree Services – An arborist knows how to safely respond to emergency tree situations. In most cases, a downed tree is more dangerous as it may be tangled with other trees or electrical lines, or fallen onto or through the property. An arborist knows the proper steps to take to protect people and prevent further property damage.
In Tulsa, also known as “Green Country,” there is no shortage of tree services. However, according to ISA, the credentialing organization for Certified Arborists, there are only 67 Certified Arborists in the entire state of Oklahoma. There are less than 30 in Tulsa and the surrounding 100 miles. You can verify ISA Certified Arborist credentials here.*
Hiring a tree service to work on your property is a serious decision and TREES BY JAKE makes it an easy one. Jacob (Jake) Emanuel, the owner of TREES BY JAKE, is an ISA Certified Arborist (#MW-5864A) with over a decade of experience in the tree care industry. He has worked on thousands of trees and has extensive experience responding to emergency tree damage from ice, wind, and tornadoes. Contact Jake today at 918-500-9955 for a free assessment and diagnosis of your trees!
*ISA credential holders have the opportunity to list themselves in this online directory. This is a voluntary listing and may not include all the arborists in the area who hold an ISA credential.