Cody is an ISA Certified Arborist. TX-3361A

ISA Certified Arborist in Katy TX – Schedule a Licensed Arborist Consultation

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Looking for an ISA Certified tree arborist? Cody Geiman, co-owner of Cody’s Tree Service, Inc. is an arborist licensed by the ISA. We provide professional arbor care including residential and commercial tree services. Contact us to schedule a free quote with our tree specialists.

What is an Arboriculturalist?

An Arboriculturalist is an amenity tree specialist. Arboriculture deals with all aspects of the growing, maintaining, and removing of woody plants for any reason other than as a timber crop.

Arboriculturalists work in towns and cities as well as in the countryside. Because Arboriculture is not limited to timber crop trees, the variety of species and situations the Arboriculturalist must be prepared to assess and understand is almost endless.

Arboriculture is a service industry, seeking to reconcile the fears, needs, and aspirations of people to the impacts, liabilities, and constraints of the trees around them.

Trees are recognized as very important for both the landscape and the townscape. Trees play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem, the benefits of which are recognized within ecological legislation. However, falling branches from poorly pruned trees can damage homes, block street drainage systems, and even cause dangerous fires by attracting lightning.

Tree root encroachment can cause foundation damage, but also expensive damage to plumbing and other underground pipes and electrical work beneath buildings and homes.

One role of arboriculturists is managing and studying individual tree species in an effort to ease any conflict between trees and people that may arise.
Trees are a very important part of our ecological community. Understanding a tree’s growth habits, environmental and nutritional needs are some of the responsibilities an arborist carries on their shoulders.

Perhaps the most important responsibility of this ancient tree caring profession is promoting eco-friendly silviculture. Siviculture is the production, health, and quality of woodlands and forests to closely monitor and manage the sustainability and delicate balance of trees with wildlife, people, and the environment.

 

What Training Does Arborist Certification Include?

ISA Arborist Certification is a voluntary licensing program administered by a non-governmental organization. Earning a certification grants the use of a credential to individuals who pass the exam and meet all requirements (including the code of ethics), with most certifications lasting three years.

 
ISA Arborist Certification Types
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist
  • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment
 
The International Society of Arboriculture Certification is available for those who meet predetermined and standardized criteria for knowledge, skills, or competencies. Some of the skills covered include but are not limited to:
 
  • Plant Health Care
  • Pruning
  • Soil Treatment
  • Tree Support & Protection
  • Water Relations & Irrigation
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Identification & Selection
  • Tree Installation Practices
 
The assessment is conducted independently, and not one specific course or training program can prepare a student for the comprehensive exam. To recertify or retain ISA licensing, applicants must meet the requirement of each specific certification program.
 

Key Elements of a Certification

  • Focuses on a broad body of knowledge
  • Administered independent of any education or training program
  • Assessment is based on a body of knowledge rather than on specific learning outcomes
  • Incorporates recertification requirements to maintain the credential, such as participation in continuing education opportunities
  • Prohibits trainers from assessing their own trainees
  • Forbids release of exam questions to anyone teaching preparatory courses or developing preparatory material
 

Benefits of Credentials

ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals. Pursuing an ISA Certification is a worthy goal that will help you advance your understanding and knowledge in the arboriculture industry.

ISA Arborist Certification Exam

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be done with ISA.

Certification Facilitators

Certification proctors, evaluators, and liaisons play a key role in our certification process.

ISA Ethics and Integrity

The integrity of ISA credential holders is very important to us and so is the work and reputation of the arborists certified through the program.

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