Definition of an Arborist: An individual who is trained in the art and science of caring for and maintaining trees and shrubs. An Arborist is licensed through the state, has at least 3 years experience and have passed a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nations’ leading experts on tree care.
An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and shrubs 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 which can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for trees and shrubs are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees and shrubs can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees should only be done by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Westside Forestry Service is staffed with full time arborists who have over 30 years of experience. Also, we are members of the National Arborists Association and International Society of Arboriculture.