What’s An Arborist License Mean?

Published On: March 15th, 20223.2 min read

Do you know what an arborist is? You have heard of a gardener or a landscaper, but an arborist is not a profession you hear about every day. Arborists are tree experts who hold a variety of credentials.

When choosing tree services, many landscapers claim to be able to handle tree crises. But, only a professional with an arborist license can provide education-based treatment for your trees and shrubs.  In fact, according to the Connecticut “Arborists Law”, licensed arborists are the only professionals in the state of Connecticut that are legally able to perform tree services beyond tree removal, for commercial purposes.

Curious about how a licensed arborist can help you? Here is a list of what an arborist license can mean for you and your yard.

What Does Hiring an Arborist License Mean?

Arborists are tree, shrub, and other woody plant experts. Arborists have studied cultivating, managing, caring for, and diagnosing them.

Licensed arborists can also assess the state of a tree and have a trained eye when it comes to noticing potential hazards or health issues.

Becoming a licensed professional tree health specialist in Connecticut means that arborists must pass an examination process with the DEEP. They have to demonstrate their extensive knowledge of the science of arboriculture, pesticide use, and safety protocols. They are also required to complete annual continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with the latest science and techniques.

In the state of Connecticut, an arborist must be licensed in order to perform any tree assessments or tree-related activities that fall under the definition of arboriculture or tree preservation.

A homeowner could be taking a big risk if they hire someone who is not licensed to care for their trees.  Even something as straightforward as pruning branches is not recommended as it can, in a worst-case scenario, result in tree death. In fact, it is technically a violation of the CT Arborist Law to offer these services if you are not licensed with the DEEP.

Arborists Will Correctly Prune Your Trees

Expert arborists know the best strategy for developing each species when trimming your trees and shrubbery. Arborists also assist in the diagnosis and assessment of your tree’s health.

Arborists Are Specialists in Tree Removal 

You should only consider tree removal as a last resort; licensed arborists will try to salvage the tree before chopping it down. They may even be able to bring back some unhealthy and diseased trees.

When needed, they’re also experts in tree removal safety. These specialists can assist with disease prevention, property planning, and property damage prevention.

Arborists Plant New Trees and Shrubs

Creating a cohesive and effective landscape takes more effort than locating an open space to plant trees and plants. Having an education in arboriculture equips an arborist with the information required to plan a green space that will thrive.

Arborists have the knowledge to help a customer pick the “right plant for the right place”.  They are able to assess a property for its soil conditions, sunlight, and space, and suggest plants that will be compatible with the environment.

Arborists Understand Plant Health Care

Arborists are tree doctors who can analyze your plants and identify the causes of disease and suggest treatments. Trees need special attention during each season to guarantee that they survive harsh winters and flourish in the summer.

Arborists have specialized instruction in the area of plant and tree health care.

A Licensed Arborist Can Take Away the Guesswork

Hiring tree services with a professional arborist license can save you money, potential tree damage, and hours of frustration. If you’re thinking of expanding your yard or caring for the trees you already have, we can help!

Contact us for an estimate. Or check out our blog for more information about keeping your yard beautiful for years to come.

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