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Why Choosing a Certified Arborist is the Right Choice for Your Next Tree Service

Last updated on December 5th, 2018 at 11:06 am

You take pride in your lawn and landscape, wanting it always to look its best. To do this, you keep your lawn manicured, your landscaping pristine, and your trees trimmed and pruned. To keep your tree healthy and aesthetically pleasing, it is essential to find the right tree service provider to care for your trees.

With a wide range of companies offering tree care services, it can be difficult to know which one will provide you with the quality service and care that your trees need to thrive. One way to help ensure that your trees receive the best care is to hire a certified arborist.

Although there are tree services that are not related to the International Society of Arboriculture and its certifications, hiring a certified arborist can help raise your chances of receiving high-quality tree care.

What is a Certified Arborist?


To qualify for testing to become a certified arborist, an individual must have three verifiable years in the tree care industry and have a Certified Arborist that is willing to sign off as their sponsor. After passing the extensive testing and earning their certification, they are required to continue their education to maintain their status as a Certified Arborist.

How do I know if a Company is a Certified Arborist?


You can check that a company is a certified arborist by checking the International Society of Arboriculture website as well as and the Better Business Bureau website. These three websites should provide you with all the information necessary to help you confirm whether a company is a Certified Arborist or not.

Benefits of Hiring a Certified Arborist


When you hire a Certified Arborist, be sure to confirm that the Certified Arborist will be on the job while the work is being completed. Ideally, you want to find a Certified Arborist who will be climbing up and pruning your trees themselves.
Using a Certified Arborist for your tree care needs comes with a variety of benefit, including:

Latest Techniques in Tree Care

A Certified Arborist is required to continue their education to maintain their certification. This not only keep them certified, but it will also provide them with the latest techniques and knowledge of tree care, ensuring you receive quality, up-to-date tree care, and services.

Safer Service

Trimming, pruning, and removing trees can be a dangerous and challenging task. A Certified Arborist is likely to be more prepared with the proper knowledge, procedures, and equipment to complete your tree service safely, without harm to people or property.

Techniques for Healthier Trees

Some companies who provide tree services may say that they “top” trees, which is an unacceptable pruning practice that can stress the tree and lead to decay and branch failure. With a Certified Arborist, you can avoid these damaging services.

When you choose a Certified Arborist, your tree will be evaluated and then serviced with only the necessary trimming, pruning, and other tree care techniques it needs to keep it healthy and thriving.

Why Choosing a Certified Arborist is the Right Choice for Your Next Tree Service

20/20 Landscaping Certified Arborist for Your Tree Care Needs


Serving as Pittsburgh’s one-stop-shop for tree care and removal services, 20/20 Landscape is a Certified Arborist providing a wide range of tree care services, including Pruning/Trimming, Tree Removal, Emergency Tree Removal, and Planting.

Whether you need an emergency tree removal for a tree that is blocking your driveway or need your trees trimmed and pruned, we have the expertise to care for your tree safely and efficiently. Contact 20/20 Landscaping today to learn more about our tree care services!