What is the difference between an Arborist and an ISA Certified Arborist?
An Arborist, by definition, is anyone who exchanges money for tree care services (i.e. tree removal, tree pruning, stump removal, etc.)
Ideally, Arborists should be ISA certified.
Unfortunately, there are many Tree care companies that do not hold this credential in the city of Edmonton that operates a business. Home and business owners should also be aware that there is a difference between ISA certification and ISA membership.
ISA Certification means that the Arborist has taken an exam and received 80% of better after three years of service in the tree care industry. To maintain your certification Arborists are continually expected to further their learning and earning CEU’s (credits) to keep their accreditation up to industry standards
ISA Membership: Any tree care company operating can purchase an ISA membership. This membership keeps tree care workers informed on upcoming training opportunities, events, and tree-related news.
As a home or business owner, always ensure the company you hire has adequate Liability insurance and WCB coverage. If a company refuses to provide evidence of this, please proceed with the utmost caution.