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Certified Arborist



If you're looking for an arborist in Lancaster, PA, Doug's Tree Service has the skilled professionals you need. Our arborists service the Lancaster and York, PA areas with exceptional service.

Our skilled arborist will come out to your home in Lancaster or York, PA to provide a free estimate and a plan for your needs. Read more below to find out why hiring the right arborist is so important to the life and health of your trees.

Why Selecting the Right Arborist for the Job is so Important

- Check for membership in professional organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) . Such membership demonstrates a willingness to stay up to date on the latest techniques and information.

- Certified Arborists are experienced professionals who have passed an extensive examination covering all aspects of tree care.




More Information about a Certified Arborist

What Is a 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.

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.

When selecting a Certified Arborist
-Be cautious of individuals who go door to door and offer bargains for performing tree work. Improper tree care can take many years to correct itself and, in some cases, it can never be corrected.

-Good arborists will perform only accepted practices. " Examples of unnecessary or unacceptable practices are: topping a tree, removing an excessive amount of live wood, and disfiguring living trees without just cause.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask
-Approximate time frame of work be started and completed?
-Is this the total price?