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Definitions of Services
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Diagnosis of a sick tree - ISA Certified Arborists have the
education and experience to diagnose tree health problems and recommend
Fertilization - Although trees grow quite well in the
forest without supplemental fertilization, urban and suburban soils may lack
the vital nutrients that trees need. Many tree service companies offer
fertilization as one of many plant health care practices.
Cable/Bracing - Sometimes it is possible to mitigate the
risk of tree/branch failure by installing cables and/or braces to provide
Consulting - Consulting arborists provide written reports
for many aspects of tree management including: appraisal values, property loss,
risk assessment, diagnosis, preservation of trees during construction, and many
more. Not all ISA Certified Arborists are Registered Consultants, and not all
Registered Consultants are Certified Arborists.
Public Education - Some arborists enjoy the opportunity to
educate the public about proper tree care practices. This might include
presentations to garden clubs, tree planting projects, or even Arbor Day
demonstrations of what arborists do.
Tree Value Estimates - In cases of catastrophic loss, legal
disputes, or simple assessments, an appraisal of a tree's value is sometimes
required. Some ISA Certified Arborists offer tree appraisals as a consulting
Tree Risk Assessment - Except for the youngest and smallest
trees, most all trees pose a potential risk from failure. A professional
arborist can assess this risk and recommend measures to minimize it.
Landscape Services - Some arborists offer landscape
services beyond arboricultural work. This might include landscape design or
installation, landscape maintenance, lawn care, irrigation installation, or any
of various other related services.
Pest Management - The key to avoiding pest problems on
landscape trees and shrubs is to maintain a plant health care system. This
involves proper selection and maintenance of plants, and monitoring of health
and pest issues. Pest management also includes provision of the appropriate
treatments for controlling pests.
Pruning - Pruning is the most common arboricultural
practice. ISA Certified Arborists have the education and training to prune
trees according to national pruning standards and ISA Best Management
Removal - Tree removal can be an extremely hazardous
undertaking that requires specialized training and equipment. Professional
arborists are equipped to remove trees safely, while minimizing damage to
Stump Grinding/Removal - Usually, once a tree has been
removed, the property owner will also want the stump ground out. Most
full-operation tree services will offer this service.
Tree Planting - All ISA Certified Arborists are trained how
to properly plant a tree, but not all companies offer this service. Look for
companies that list tree planting as a service or ask if they do tree planting.
Tree Preservation Planning - There is very little that can
be done to treat trees that have been damaged due to construction-related
activities. This is why it is essential to involve an arborist early in
development projects to ensure that measures are taken to protect the trees.
Tree Relocation - Although it can be expensive, trees can
often be transplanted to new locations. The size and species of trees that can
be moved varies with climate, soil types, and equipment available.
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