An arborist is a specialist. By definition, an arborist is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a high level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification and are more likely to be up-to-date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
Hiring someone to care for your trees is a decision that should be made wisely and is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well managed trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability.
Arborists can provide appropriate solutions. To determine the best practices, a thorough knowledge of local species and environments is essential. There can be a vast difference between the techniques and practices of professional arborists and those of inadequately trained tree workers who might offer services that are considered unacceptable by modern arboricultural standards and may seriously damage, disfigure, weaken, or even kill trees. Arborists can also assess trees to determine their health, structure, safety or feasibility within a landscape.
There also may be a number of legal issues that arborists can help with, including boundary issues, public safety issues, “heritage” trees of community value; and “neighbor” issues such as ownership, obstruction of views, impacts of roots crossing boundaries, or nuisance problems.
With over 20 years of experience as a certified arborist, Ricky Townsley, our founder and CEO, is knowledgeable and passionate about everything trees and is trained and equipped to provide the appropriate care for your property. He can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees and help decide whether a tree should be removed. In addition, he knows the techniques to deal with diseased or insect-infested trees, can provide fertilization and soil modification for improved tree health, and offers preventive maintenance to keep your trees vibrant and growing for many years.
From light pruning to complete tree removal, we have you covered.