When you hear the word “arborist” thrown around, you might not know what it actually means. Certified arborists are highly trained professionals who have industry knowledge that’s both broad and deep, and they can apply that information to assist local customers. At Roots Up Tree Company, we’re proud to have a certified arborist on our staff. When our arborist makes a recommendation, it’s not just based on a hunch. You can trust our team to do the right thing for your property.
Two Main Requirements
To become a certified arborist, there are two main requirements. The first is that someone needs to have at least three years of full-time work experience in the field of arboriculture. The other requirement is a degree in the field of arboriculture, landscape architecture, horticulture, or forestry. This degree must come from a regionally accredited educational institute.
The requirements just described are only the first step. After completing a degree, along with the three years or more of field work, a certified arborist exam needs to be passed. This exam goes over a wide range of topics, including:
- Soil science and management
- Tree risk management
- Diagnosing and treating specific ailments
- Biology of trees
- Safe practices
Why Work With Certified Arborists
You might be wondering why it’s a good idea to have a certified arborist work on your property. Well, there are several reasons why this is smart. Basically, it comes down to protecting your trees and making the right decisions for their health. Our certified arborist can help you maximize growth, encourage healthy development, and work to prevent diseases or decay from taking over.
Since our area in Boulder, CO is experiencing some problems related to aphids and beetles, it’s important that a trained professional assess the health of your trees and make recommendations as to how you can nurture them. If there are areas of concern, we’ll aim to remove them safely through pruning and/or trimming.
Further, it’s no secret that our area is vulnerable to forest fires. We can make suggestions as to which trees near your house you might want to prune or take down, in addition to proposing which species might grow well in the future.
A Local Resource
We understand that it can be hard to know what to do regarding trees on your property. Should you let them keep growing or prune them, and if you do prune them, where should you cut and when should you do it? The answers to all of these questions can be discovered by reaching out to our team at Roots Up Tree Company. Our certified arborist is available to work with you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.