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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.
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
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:
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
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.