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What is a Certified Arborist and is it Different from a Landscaper?

Generally, a certified arborist is an arborist who has obtained their Certified Arborist designation from the International Society of Arboriculture, or ISA. To gain this certification, there are the following experience requirements: 3 years of full time experience working in the arboriculture industry OR 2 year degree and 2 years of experience OR 4 year […]

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Look Out for Phony Arborists

It seems all home-related services—including Portland tree services—can be subject to scam. For most people, their home is their largest investment, so home contracting jobs present a sizable target for criminals. Judging from our customers’ reports, there has been a recent uptick in Portland area tree trimming con jobs. According to a The Oregon Construction […]

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What’s the Difference Between Landscapers and Arborists?

Rose City residents may not know the difference between landscapers and arborists. They might just think of it as working with “Thorns” versus “Timbers.” However, the comparison is more complex than that and goes far beyond Providence Park! Horticulture and arboriculture share some common ground – the care of natural surroundings. Landscapers and arborists can […]

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How to Select a Certified Arborist

Healthy trees receive regular attention from knowledgeable arborists. But how can you tell if an arborist is truly an expert? Pick an inexperienced arborist, and your trees could suffer. Fortunately, there are ways to distinguish the true tree gurus from mere amateurs. In the following paragraphs we discuss how homeowners can find and select skilled […]