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 […]
Recent Certified Arborist Reports Articles
Certified arborist reports can only be written by arborists who have been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The certification process consists of rigorous testing and continuing education requirements. In the Urban Forest Pro blog, we’ll produce content that reflects our arborists’ deep experience, tree care expertise, and tree service certifications. Certification matters because it gives property owners some assurance that they’ve partnered with qualified arborists. Other topics on this blog will point to UFP’s operational expertise and its tree care procedures, including the fact that UFP sends an ISA-certified arborist to every job site. (We’re one of the only Portland tree service companies to do so.) Urban Forest Pro also offers a full suite of tree services, including tree pruning, tree planting, tree removal, and stump grinding. When Portland and Vancouver residents and businesses are searching for information about certified arborist reports, we want them to always turn to the UFP blog as the only place for tree care information they’ll ever need. We also hope that after reading the blog, people will contact Urban Forest Pro with any questions. As part of our company’s outreach efforts, this blog will encourage homeowners and property owners to partner with us for all their tree care needs.
What is a Certified Arborist and is it Different from a Landscaper?
Generally, a certified arborist is a leading tree expert, or 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]