What Does an Arborist Do?

What Does an Arborist Do?

Lots of people have heard of Arbor Day. There is no doubt that this day centers around planting a new tree. But have you ever heard of an arborist? Here, I will tell you just what an arborist does. I will also let you know when you should call an arborist. Lastly, I will let you know just where you can go if you would like to contact your local arborist to learn more about trees in your area. If you're in the Northern Idaho area, feel free to call me for all your arborist needs. 😉

Your choice for tree care

An arborist is a person who is trained on how to care for a tree, also known as arboriculture. They know how to plant a tree and care for it at each stage of its life. In most areas, they have to pass an exam to prove their knowledge. Because of this, an arborist is a great choice for all your tree care questions. An arborist is also a fantastic resource when it comes to teaching others just what tree care demands. Even if you are taking care of various trees, in most cases, an arborist can still teach you how to care for each of them.

Why might you hire an arborist?

The most common reason for hiring an arborist is that one needs to know how to properly care for trees on their property, or one particular tree. At times, property owners or homeowners may also hire an arborist so that they can inspect a tree for its health. Paying to care for your trees now can result in bigger, stronger, and more beautiful trees in the future. For some properties, such as public lands or parks, this can be an important investment. Not paying to properly maintain your trees may also lead to safety risks on your property in the future. Keep in mind that we are not Azar the psychic, but we can determine trees that may give you a problem in the future.

Contacting a Local Arborist

Many webpages online make it simple to contact a local arborist. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) houses a database on their website, which you can find here. You can also find out more information about what an arborist goes through in order to gain their certification. Understand that even though arborists must pass an exam and follow a code of ethics, simply passing the exam tells people very little about how good they are at their practice. You may want to consult local tree removal services to learn more about which arborists in the area are reputable.