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Why should I hire an arborist?

A: Trees restore natural harmony in an urban environment, giving scale to human life. Trees are alive, like us, and require an investment and continuous maintenance in order to provide the maximum desired benefits. Some benefits include:

  • Air Filtration? filters out particulate matter and absorbing harmful gases
  • Purifies Water? slows and filters rain water and protects aquifers & watersheds
  • Cost Reduction? reduces yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars
  • Climate Control? obtained by moderating the effects of sun, wind, and rain
  • Increase Property Value? well-cared landscape properties are 5-20% more valuable than non-landscaped estates.

For a healthy and long life, trees need the proper maintenance. Therefore, in order to provide proper tree care, you should refer to a certified arborist.

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News

National Register of Big Trees
Big trees are symbols of all the good work trees do for the quality of the environment-and our quality of life. MORE >>

NADF Hardiness Zone Map
Find out the right tree to plant where you live MORE >>

Don't Move Firewood!

Camping Season is fast approaching. Please remember to not transport firewood. Tree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood. These insects and diseases can't move far on their own, but when people move firewood they can jump hundreds of miles. New infestations destroy our forests, property values, and cost huge sums of money to control. MORE >>

National Tree Benefits Calculator
Make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. With inputs of location, species and tree size, users will get an understanding of the environmental and economic value trees provide on an annual basis. For more detailed information on urban and community forest assessments, visit the i-Tree website. MORE >>

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"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."

Resources

Certified Arborist Brochure

This brochure discusses ways in which a Certified Arborist can assist property owners, and why a Certified Arborist should be chosen.

Available through the ISA Web store

Protect Your Investment, Hire An Arborist
What is an arborist? An arborist is a professional who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. Why hire an arborist? MORE >>

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