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. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and …

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Why Hire an Arborist?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, 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 that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and …

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Are tools required in checking the lower trunk, root collar and individual roots of trees?

Yes, root excavation with appropriate tools (e.g. handheld adze, digger, air spade, etc.) may be required to expose the root collar and roots. The exposed root collar and roots could subsequently be examined for the typical signs of BRR disease. Scraping off of bark tissue should only be conducted on decayed, damaged or dead wood/roots. …

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Elaborate on the typical signs of BRR disease to look for at the lower trunk, root collar and individual roots of the trees

The typical signs of BRR disease are a) fruiting bodies of Phellinus noxius, b) mycelial encrustation, c) soil aggregates and d) mycelial nets. (a) The appearance, on lower trunk or roots, of brownish-black/dark greyish-brown colored imbricate or resupinate fruiting bodies of Phellinus noxius with their characteristic porous hymenium surface up-facing is an obvious sign of …

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