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Unlike a plumber, electrician or housekeeper, it may be a bit more difficult to find and hire a local arborist for your plant and tree care. If you are looking to learn more about what an arborist is, what an arborist does, and how to find and hire a local arborist, check out the information below.

How to Find a Local Arborist

What is an Arborist? 

An arborist is a certified professional in tree and plant care. To become certified as an arborist, one must be trained and have expert knowledge on all different kinds of trees, plants, and the individual needs of each.

What does an Arborist do? 

A certified arborist can provide a number of services for all plant needs.  Some of these services include:

  • Tree removal
  • Expert tree and plant care
  • Planting
  • Pruning

How can I find a Local Arborist?

If you are in need of an arborist, we suggest going local. A local arborist will be an expert on local plants, seasons, pests, and other threats to your plants that are unique to your area.  To find a local arborist, we suggest first asking family and friends for a recommendation.  Another option is to research local arborists in your area online; the web is a great resource for online reviews and pricing.  Another method to find a local arborist is to search the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) website for options on providers in your area.  When you find a potential local arborist, ensure they have some form of certification, including an ISA certification.