WHY Hire and Arborist?
There are a many of services where an arborist can help you maintain your investment.

  1. Tree Pruning:  An Arborist can decide what type of pruning works best for each tree to maintain its health and to improve its appearance as well as safety. Also, if pruning requires a ladder and a chainsaw, you are better off hiring an Arborist affiliated with a Professional Tree Service.


  1. Tree Removal:  An Arborist can help you decide whether or not a tree should be removed (this is typically a last resort). Arborists have been trained to safely use the equipment necessary to efficiently remove trees.  Tree removal is a dangerous task and a professional can make sure this event is safe for you and your property.

  1. Emergency Tree Care:  Storms damage to limbs or entire trees can result in major damage property. These trees need to be removed or trimmed to lessen the long-term damage to the tree and possibly property. This can be dangerous work and an Arborist should be utilized to perform this job safely.


  1. Deep Root, Fertilization, Insect Control, Aeration, Cabling, Lightning Protection, Tree Selection and Planting Planning:  These and other services can be provided by an Arborist to aid in creating a safe and beautiful landscape. An Arborist can aid in establishing a Complete Health Care Plan to Control Insect and Diseases and can help determine when these services are necessary.


How to find a qualified arborist
When searching for a Tree Care Company, consider several things before making a choice.

Certification:  The Arborists should hold an ISA certification (International Society of Arboriculture). ISA offers many levels of certification credentials from Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist to Board Certified Master Arborist. Certified individuals must pass a comprehensive exam. Certification is maintained through continuing education therefore they are be up-to-date on the latest in arboricultural technology and acceptable practices. New York State requires any company to be registered in the County they are operating to supply services to their customers. Make sure companies you are considering are in compliance.

Professional Affiliations:  Membership in professional organizations: ISA (International Society of Arboriculture), LIAA (Long Island Arboricultural Association), TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association)    Affiliation with industry organizations aids in keeping up-to-date on the latest techniques and information.

O’kula Tree Care is a member of the above and also we are an “Accredited Business” with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) also we have Two Certified Arborists on staff.

Advertisement— Check the local yellow pages directory, etc. for arborists who list themselves as ISA Certified Arborists or display the official logos of professional membership. Also look for logos of business accreditation by organizations such as The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), who requires they have an ISA Certified Arborist on staff. Most reputable tree care professionals do not go door to door soliciting business, so avoid those companies that show up at your doorstep offering to prune your trees.

Insurance:   Always ask for proof of Insurance and then verify coverage with the Insurance company. A reputable Arborist should have Insurance to cover Personal and Property Damage as well as Worker’s Compensation. If you hire an uninsured tree expert, you can be held liable for any damages or injuries that occur while they are on the job.

References:   Ask for references from past customers and do not hesitate to check them, or to visit the locations where the company or individual has done tree care work.

Estimates:  O’kula Tree Care gives Free Estimates. Ask for an estimate, and it is ok to get more than one estimate. You should not always select the lowest bid. When comparing the bids, pay attention to all specifics, credentials, and the work to be done to select which company will provide the best service with the skill and professionalism needed to protect your investment. Most importantly, get it in writing. Most reputable arborist will have the customer sign a Contract/Agreement to make sure both parties are in aware of the work to be completed. Do not be afraid to ask questions!

For more information on tree care, why you should hire an arborist, and how to find an ISA Certified Arborist in your area, visit www.treesaregood.com.

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA’s dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-recognized certification program in the industry. For more information, contact a local ISA Certified Arborist or visit www.isa-arbor.com.



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