Why You Should Hire A Tulsa 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 – There are circumstances where a tree needs to be removed or a homeowner would like it removed. An arborist can help decide whether the tree should be removed and is knowledgeable in the best and safest way to do so.
  • 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.
  • Other Services – In addition, arborists can offer offer a wide range of other services, such as crop/fruit tree care, soil aeration/amendment, cabling and bracing, lightning protection systems, and much more.

5 Reasons to Choose Trees by Jake, Your Certified Arborist Partner

  1. Knowledgeable, Certified Tree Experts - At Trees by Jake, our certified arborists bring deep knowledge and expertise to every project. They've passed rigorous certification exams, continually update their skills, and specialize in tree biology, disease diagnostics, safety protocols, and maintenance procedures. Trust us for invaluable insights that go beyond ordinary tree care.
  2. Various Services Tailored to Your Trees - From tree trimming to removal, cabling, bracing, pest and disease control, soil aeration, and more, Trees by Jake offers a wide range of personalized services. Our arborists leverage their extensive knowledge to enhance your trees' well-being, security, and visual appeal. Our arborists are happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and goals for your property.
  3. Tree Cutting Is a Risky Profession - Tree work is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. We ensure safety through all aspects of tree care. Tree work involves navigating heights (via either a climber or aerial/bucket lift), use of heavy machinery, and electrical hazards. Trees by Jake's expert arborists are skilled in overcoming these challenges with tried-and-true safety measures, ensuring the safety of both our team and your property. In fact, Trees by Jake is one of only a few tree services in Tulsa that is EHAP (Electrical Hazard Awareness Protection) Certified. If you are trimming or removing trees near any sort of electrical line, including service lines, you should look for a tree service with EHAP.
  4. State-of-the-Art Tools and Equipment - Equipped with new and custom-built equipment, including the newest advancement in the industry, a grapplesaw crane, as well as, bucket trucks, grapple trucks, skid steers, and stump grinders, our certified arborists get the job done efficiently and safely. We emphasize mechanization where possible at all levels of tree care to increase safety. Climbing gear and personal protective equipment further guarantee a secure work environment.
  5. Trees Are an Investment - Trust Trees by Jake to help you maintain healthy and well-kept trees that enhance the value of your home and landscaping. Investing in professional tree care from Trees by Jake, your certified arborist partner, not only extends the life of your trees but also increases their overall value—a wise and rewarding investment.

Pro Questions to Ask Trees by Jake, Your Arborist Partner

  • Price of Service: Understand the costs and why each service is necessary.
  • Insurance Coverage: Ensure comprehensive coverage for injuries and property damage.
  • References and Credentials: Verify our work experience and credentials.
  • Tools and Techniques: Familiarize yourself with our state-of-the-art equipment that mechanizes tree care.

A Guide to Choosing Your Certified Arborist Partner

Choosing Trees by Jake ensures the health of your trees. Here's a guide to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Understanding Arborist Legitimacy:

Professional Memberships - We are one of only a few TCIA Accredited tree care companies in Oklahoma and have multiple ISA Certified Arborists on staff, demonstrating our commitment to industry standards. Credentials Verification: Ask for documentation of our certifications and credentials ensuring our competence.

  1. Identifying Trees at Risk:

Visual Inspections - Our arborists can conduct risk assessments thorough multi-level inspections and identify potential danger and provide expert advice.

  1. Effective Communication with Trees By Jake:

Clarify Pricing - We are transparent and upfront with our costs and services to ensure you’re informed.

  1. Industry-Accepted Practices:

Knowledge of Arboriculture Practices - We adhere to industry standards in tree removal, pruning, and care procedures. A legitimate tree care company will be familiar with industry standards, including ANSI A300 (pruning standards), ANSI Z133 (arboriculture safety standards), and OSHA, as well as TCIA and ISA standards.

  1. Written Agreement:

Clear Contractual Terms - Our detailed contracts outline the scope of work, including photographs, and expenditures so there are no surprises.

  1. Be an Informed Consumer:

Educational Resources - Consult with Trees by Jake for insights and make informed decisions.

In Summary

Choosing Trees by Jake as your certified arborist partner ensures more than just tree well-being. It impacts the security of your home, the beauty of your yard, and the health of your neighborhood. Our certified arborists have the training, expertise, and commitment to continual learning, ensuring your trees flourish for years to come.

Contact Trees by Jake for expert tree care tailored to your needs or learn more about our services on our website.

An arborist in a bucket truck cutting down a huge tree.

Jake, an ISA Certified Arborist, at work removing a River Birch.

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.

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