What Is a Certified Arborist?

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BC Tree Care - Certified Arborist ISAHere at BC Tree Care, we value trees. We care for them. It’s in our name. We’re a team of highly trained, highly skilled tree experts. We’re arborists. Now what does that mean? What separates an arborist from other tree service specialists like foresters or loggers? Today, we have the answers to those questions and further information surrounding arboriculture.

What Is an Arborist?

An arborist has extensive knowledge of trees, and they provide a litany of tree services (you can read more about the specific services that our arborists perform below). The International Society of Arboriculture (or ISA) defines an arborist as “an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.” They continue their definition, stating, “Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care.” There’s that word again, care. Arborists strive to ensure trees thrive by caring for them. Trees really can’t fend for themselves, thus it’s the duty of an arborist to monitor and promote a tree’s health. Arborists may also cut down trees when they are old, unhealthy, beyond saving, and/or dangerous to property and passersby.

What Makes an Arborist Different Than Other Tree Service Specialists?

Arborists are certified and they follow a code of ethics. BC Tree Care arborists are certified through the ISA, an internationally recognized arboriculture authority. We follow the ISA code of ethics, outlined here, and we maintain our arborist certifications. We strive to hire and/or train certified arborists in our team. In this way, we’ve accumulated a team of highly skilled and educated tree care specialists.

The Ohana FamilyWhat Do BC Tree Care Arborists Do?

Since our staff is highly skilled and educated in the art of tree care, or arboriculture, we can provide a variety of services, including all of the following:


With BC Tree Care, you get the full package. Our team of arborists performs all sorts of tree services. Let us care for your trees. We’re here to ensure that your trees are healthy, and your property is safe and beautiful.

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