What is an Arborist? And Why Hire One?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

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What is a Certified Arborist?

An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

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Services an Arborist can Provide

  • Pruning. An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees.
  • Tree Removal. Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether a tree should be removed.
  • Emergency Tree Care. An arborist can assist in performing emergency tree care in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.
  • Planting. Some arborists plant trees, and most can recommend species that are appropriate for a particular location.
  • Plant Health Care. Preventive maintenance helps keep trees in good health while reducing any insect, disease, or site problems.
  • Many other services. Consulting services, tree risk assessment, cabling and bracing trees, etc.

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International Society of Arboriculture: www.isa-arbor.com • p. +1 678.367.0981 • isa@isa-arbor.com

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WHO WE ARE

Moki Smith Tree Specialists are certified Arborists able to handle all aspects of your tree care. We proudly serve the entire South Bay Area of California and have a reputations for excellent safety and impeccable work. Contact us today at (408) 722-8942 to discuss your tree care needs. You can also email us at: arborist@garlic.com for fast response.

Why Hire an Arborist?

Learn about services that arborists provide, criteria for selecting an arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist.
Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care.
Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees. Click the image above or here for more information on hiring an Arborist.

Benefits of Trees

 

Have you ever imagined what the world would be like without trees? The benefits of trees extend beyond their beauty. Trees planted today will offer:

Social benefits; Human response to trees goes well beyond simply observing their beauty.

Communal benefits; Even when located on a private lot, the benefits provided by trees can reach well out into the surrounding community.

Environmental benefits; Trees alter the environment in which we live by moderating climate, improving air quality, reducing stormwater runoff, and harboring wildlife.

Economic benefits; Property values of landscaped homes are 5 to 20 percent higher than those of non-landscaped homes.

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Tree Owner Information

Basic knowledge of proper tree care helps individual tree owners understand the quality of care necessary for the health of their trees. An overview of tree care essentials is provided in this section.

For additional information on the topics below, click the image above or here for ISA educational brochures to help tree owners understand best management practices and to promote a greater awareness of the benefits that trees provide in our communities.

  • Benefits of Trees
  • Choosing the Right Tree
  • Managing Hazards and Risks
  • Plant Health Care
  • Planting a Tree
  • Pruning Your Trees
  • Tree Owner’s Manual
  • Why Hire an Arborist?
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