Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ISA Certified Arborist?

An arborist, by definition, is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for and maintaining individual trees.

ISA Arborist Certification is a non-governmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Certified arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years’ experience and have passed a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

Certified arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, they should be up-to-date on the latest techniques in arboriculture. Be very Leary of individuals calling themselves arborist, qualified arborist, experienced arborist or any other version of arborist that’s not an ISA Certified Arborist. This is just their way of confusing you to believe they know what they are talking about, however without formal or proper education and experience this may not be the case.

Why Choose A Professional Tree Service?

Proper Tools & Equipment

Alpine utilizes large capacity equipment, including chippers, rubber-tracked mini-excavators with hydraulic thumbs, a 50-horsepower stump grinder, late model 4×4 chip trucks, and 60- and 75-foot reach bucket trucks.

Licensed & Fully Insured

Full Comprehensive & Liability insurance is a must. Make absolutely sure that the tree company you are using has full coverage. Insist the tree care professional provides you a certificate of insurance. It will also state workers compensation and liability as both are required to be fully insured. If a tree company knocks on your door or cold calls, there is a good chance they do not hold insurance. Most of the professional and trustworthy companies do not need cold call for work.

Quality Employees

Experienced personnel is one of the most critical elements to the success of Alpine Tree Services. We found early that we must attract and retain the highest quality employees. Alpine is the only residential / commercial tree service company in southern West Virginia with an ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Certified Utility Specialist on staff.

Safety Focused

Safety is the absolute most important aspect of tree work. Alpine Tree Services is committed to performing our services in the safest possible way. All employees are required to pass pre-employment drug screen, as well as random drug / alcohol screens throughout the year.

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