An arborist is a person that performs tree care services. These tree care services may include
- tree pruning,
- tree removal,
- tree spraying,
- tree fertilization, or even
- tree planting.
- Many arborists can diagnose tree problems such as how to control insect pests on trees or how to control tree diseases.
If an arborist has enough tree care experience, or a university degree in forestry or a horticultural field, he/she may decide to become ISA Certified; the International Society of Arboriculture certifies arborists that have attained the necessary experience to qualify to take the arborist exam. The ISA’s Certified Arborist exam is extensive and covers all aspects of tree care.
The ISA Certified Arborist credential lasts only three years. To maintain certification the ISA Certified Arborist must either have accumulated 30 hours of continuing education units in three years or he/she must retake the certified arborist exam to retain their certification.
ISA certification is voluntary and doesn’t guarantee the arborist will perform tree care services to industry standards.
The certification indicates that the arborist has experience performing tree care services and has passed an extensive examination that covers all aspects of tree care.
- ISA certification also indicates a certain amount of commitment on the part of the arborist to keep up to date on the ever-expanding research and changes within the tree care industry.
For more information, visit: http://www.isa-arbor.com/faca/findArborist.aspx https://www.natlarb.com/html/what_is_an_isa_arborist.html
On the opposite side is a partial listing of local arborists. It is not meant to be a complete list, nor does it represent any kind of endorsement by the Bradford Woods Conservancy. It is meant only as a starting point of resources for you. You are encouraged to do some research of your own to find an arborist suited to your needs, budget and schedule.
Local Certified Arborists
NOTE: This is only a starting point, not a complete list! You may want to do a web search, consult Angie’s list, or go to other resources to find additional arborist services.
Davey Tree — 724-279-3005
1023 Executive Drive Gibsonia, PA 15044
Adler Tree Service – 724-443-3744
23 B Dewey Lane Gibsonia, PA 15044
Best for Less Tree Service – 412-728-7037
Arborel Tree Service, Inc. – 412-953-1955
PO Box 301 Gibsonia, PA 15044-0301
Carrozza Brothers – 412-841-6253
PO Box 233 Glenshaw, PA 15116
Naughton’s Tree Service – 412-331-5952
21 Furnace Street Ext. McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Horhut Tree Experts – 412-855-2703
2831 Castleview Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Pittsburgh Lumberjack Tree Service – 412-931-5301
262 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15229