ISA Certified Arborist & Utility Specialist
Alpine's Team is Certified by the International Society of Arboriculture
What Exactly Is an Arborist?
An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Why Hire 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 nongovernmental, 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. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.
Certification is not a measure of standards of practice. Certification can attest to the tree knowledge of an individual but cannot guarantee or ensure quality performance.
Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing 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 are more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
This logo may be used only by current ISA members. Sustaining members may use the member logo on these business-related materials: advertisements, business cards, stationery, estimates/invoices, and equipment. Professional members may use the member logo as follows:
Self employed (if only employee of company) – may use on advertisements, business cards, stationery, estimates,invoice, equipment and clothing. Individuals employed by a multiple employee organization may only use on clothing, and business cards. Companies employing ISA members may only use the logo for company advertisements, stationery, and equipment if used in conjunction with the words “on staff”.
To use this logo, you must meet the eligibility requirements, pass the certification exam, and maintain your certification Through CEU requirements or retesting. Eligibility requirements include: Three years of full-time experience in arboriculture OR Two-year associate’s degree in arboriculture and two years of full- time practical experience OR Four-year bachelor’s degree in arboriculture and one year of full- time practical experience
To use this logo, you must be an ISA Certified Arborist in good standing and have a minimum of two years of documented electric utility vegetation management experience. Or you must be a Certified Arborist working as a consultant to a utility with a minimum of 4,000 hours over a ten-year period. You must also pass the certification exam.
This logo can be used by ISA Certified Arborists in good standing who have at least three years of documented experience in the specialty area of urban trees. Municipal Specialists work for cities and states, parks, contractors or consultants. Their duties expand beyond basic tree care and include public relations, policy planning, administration and risk management, among others. You must also pass the certification exam.
What Makes Alpine Tree Services the Best Choice?
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 their insurance company sends you a certificate of insurance, it will come to you with your name on the certificate. 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.
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. In addition, Alpine is one of the only tree service companies in southern West Virginia with an ISA Certified Arborist, and ISA Certified Utility Specialist on staff.
Safety is the absolute most important aspect of tree work. Alpine Tree Services is committed to performing our services in the safest possible way.