Everyone loves big, veteran trees. They have a certain distinction and royalty in our forests and landscapes. The first question asked is, “I wonder how old that tree is?” Determination of the actual age of a standing, tree is difficult. There are many methods and techniques. Some are fairly accurate and many are just good guesses.
Finding a qualified tree service is important protection for the tree owner. Often, less credible tree companies follow storms for a “quick buck” and move out of town as fast as the storm. Knowing how to hire a reputable arborist can help prevent becoming a victim all over again. A professionally trained arborist can help determine if a tree can be saved. Even if the tree must be removed, safety and training are still needed to prevent additional damage from the removal. In a time of disaster, a fast recovery is desirable, but not taking the time to hire a reputable tree service may create greater problems in the future. When hiring a tree care service: Certification – Ask if the arborists on staff hold an ISA certification. ISA offers a range of certification credentials from Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist to Board Certified Master Arborist. To be certified, individuals must[Read More…]