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Certified Arborist in Sidney OH

When you hire a tree and lawn care specialist, it helps to know that you truly are hiring the best. We recommend using a certified arborist when you need tree or lawn service. 

So many people don’t even realize that this is a real thing. What is a certified arborist, and what sets them apart from other tree and lawn care providers? 

That’s what we’re here to share with you. 


What is a Certified Arborist?

A certified arborist is typically certified through a regulator known as ISA or the International Society of Arboriculture. This regulator has a standard set of regulations and code of ethics that the arborists who retain certification must uphold. 

Think of it as a broker. A broker would go through the process to obtain their certification with the required background and skills. They must then be registered and must follow a certain set of standards to remain qualified. 

It’s much the same with a certified arborist. When an arborist is certified through ISA, you can rest assured that they will care for your trees and lawn with the intention of safety for all involved parts and people. They follow specific protocols and techniques. An ISA-certified arborist will spend many hours in the field and will be trained in 6 different areas to earn their credentials. 

Also, a person who is certified as an arborist will have either 3 years of work experience in arboriculture or a degree in the field. To maintain certification, continuing education is required. 


Types of Certification 

It’s good to see the general term of certified arborists for staff at a tree and lawn company. Look for individuals who are certified as part of the staff. This points to the effort to be the best in the industry truly. Not all staff will be certified, most likely, but at least some of them should be. 

Beyond just looking for general certification, here are some specialties that you can also pay attention to. 


Tree Worker Specialist

ISA offers certification in one area for tree workers and climbers. If you have a tree being worked on, you want to ensure that they know what they are doing and be assured they will work with all of the necessary safety precautions. Certified tree workers are trained on safety, and they follow those guidelines. 

Additionally, those certified in this classification have been through physical testing on the subject and have classroom training and testing. They know things like aerial rescue, first aid, and more. They also have general certification and experience under their belt. 


Aerial Lift Specialist

Another field that you might want to be conscious of would be an aerial lift specialist. Again, this goes back to having the expertise, knowledge, and training to do everything safely and properly. 

Often a company will put someone on an aerial lift to trim or cut down tree branches. They must be safe and follow proper protocol to ensure the workers’ safety and the surrounding areas. 


American Tree & Lawn Certified Arborist

American Tree & Lawn has several certified arborists in all of the most necessary fields. The company comes to you with an extensive background in the field, and they always work to provide safe and efficient services for all of their customers. 

American Tree & Lawn is certified as a company through ISA and maintains a membership through ISA. They can help you with any of your tree and lawn care needs. 

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