Where to Get Help With Your Trees
Tree owners in North Texas have a wealth of resources to help them give their trees the best care possible.
Arborists and Tree Care Companies
From routine trimming to diagnosis and plant health care, commercial tree companies provide the tree owner with both advice and convenience.
ISA Certified Arborists
- The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the premier, international credentialing organization for tree care professionals. The ISA offers different levels and specializations of credential, but the most important to a tree owner are the Certified Arborist and Board Certified Master Arborist, which indicate that an individual has the training and experience to care for trees properly.
- ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is an additional certification that arborists can have that delineates they are qualified in evaluating risk in trees and preparing reports of potential hazards.
- Texas Oak Wilt Qualification is a credential in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of the oak wilt disease, a serious threat to Texas trees.
- In addition to the ISA, there are other organizations that offer training and certification for different tree care specializations. The American Society of Consulting Arborists offers the Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) credential.
- RCAs are experts in the field of arboriculture and are often called upon for tree valuations, complex care consultations, or to give legal testimony.
- Municipal Arborists are city employees responsible for the urban forest, and coordinate with residents to care for publicly-owned trees (such those between the sidewalk and street).
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service helps Texas residents care for plants, trees, crops, and livestock. Each county has an Agrilife Extension office.
- Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab is part of the ArgiLife Extension services, the TPDDL receives samples from tree owners and tree care professionals for pathogen analysis and identification
- International Society of Arboriculture maintains a website specifically for tree owners to give help and guidance for tree care as well assistance in locating ISA Certified Arborists.
At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our community! We hope this blog on common tree issues will help prevent tree failure. We have additional resources on our North Texas Tree Owner’s Guide. If you would like immediate assistance with your trees please contact us today.