Arborists understand tree biology and identification in order to assess and nurture wild and urban forests. Starting as an apprentice means on-the-job training to develop the essential skills needed to practice in the trade. After an apprentice has met their training objectives (in one to three years or so), they can move forward with the academic training needed for certification. Theory includes arboricultural sciences, tree identification, the use of fall protection systems, and planting techniques among other disciplines. Depending on where you live in Canada, if you pursue this trade as an occupation, you may need to become a member of a trade college or association. Once achieved, certification proves competence and the arborist can now offer professional consultations, assessments and reports as applied to tree health. Certification is important because it gives property owners and agencies assurance that they’ve partnered with qualified personnel.
Certified arborist services include:
- Advice on tree management for individuals and government representatives
- Fruit tree pruning
- Tree planting
- Assessing tree conditions and how to heal disease
- Performing deep root or tree spike fertilization for nutritional care
- Treatment applications for optimal tree health such as managing pests and diseases
- Hazardous tree removal
- Certified arborist reports
Certified Arborist Reports
Arborists who have obtained their Certified Arborist designation from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) are qualified to write reports for government agencies such as the municipal park branch. Our reports document tree conditions and especially areas of concern where management or treatment is required for tree health. Recommendations are noted, which may include environmental site remediation, soil enhancement or diseased tree removal that meets city bylaws. Arborist reports are vital to the health of urban forests and community parks. We assess designated zones to preserve environmental benefits with public safety in mind.
Certified arborist reports and legal tree surveys are required in various formats by law when developing a site to assess protected trees on the property or trees on adjacent land that may be impacted by development. These technical reports must be complete with further documentation for licensing to continue.
For more information on our certified and legal reports used in court, please read our Certified Arborist page or contact us with your questions.
Certified Utility Arborists
Our utility arborists work in proximity to energized electrical structures and wires to prune and remove branches and debris that keeps lines clear. If a tree has fallen on the power lines after a storm, we safely remove the hazard for line repairs and often assist other professionals in the public works and parks department.
Contact Us for Certified and Utility Arborist Services
We hold industry standard certifications and work with municipalities and individuals through professional assessments, reports and tree management services. We keep power lines free of safety zone-breaching branches. Our 24/7 emergency services are available for customers affected by power outage caused by falling trees.