Certified Arborists

Certified Arborist


Certified Arborists are individuals that specialize in the art and science of taking care of trees and abide by the guidelines established by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These professionals go through years of training and must take an extensive exam in order to become Certified Arborists and work for a licensed & insured tree service company.


Certified Arborists can:

  • Assess the health of your trees and decide if a tree should be removed.
  • Determine if pruning is necessary and what type should be used.
  • Identify insects & diseases as well as provide solutions to rid the tree of them.
  • Recommend types of trees appropriate for specific locations.
  • Provide expertise to make sure there is no property or environmental damage.
  • Provide creative solutions to you needs.

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Certified Arborist 1WHY SHOULD I hire a certified arborist?

The typical run-of-the-mill tree guy doesn’t care about the health of your trees or the safety of you and your property. “Tree guys” tend to be untrained workers, whom are not licensed and insured and do not know the correct way to care for trees. This leads to tree damage, property damage, and liability if injury occurs.

Tree Damage:

Improper pruning and other improper practices leads to insect infestations, decay, diseases, and sometimes the death of your tree. You could end up spending hundreds to thousands of dollars to treat your trees to mitigate the damage caused by improper care. And if your tree does die from factors of improper care you can spend even more having the tree removed, stump ground, and replaced. Either way, the money you save going with unprofessional companies that don’t employ Certified Arborists is nothing compared to the expenses you will incur fixing the damages.

Property Damage:

When removing thousand pound trees or large branches it is easy to cause property damage if you don’t know what you are doing. Untrained “tree guys” will not have the right equipment or training to make sure your property isn’t damaged while performing your contracted tree work. On top of that unprofessional companies routinely refuse to repair or fix the damages they caused.

Liability For Injury:

Arboriculture is among the top 5 most dangerous occupations in the U.S and that is for people that know what they are doing and have the right equipment. It gets even more dangerous when it’s performed by “tree guys” that are untrained and do not have proper safety equipment. And most of these unprofessional companies are also uninsured or underinsured. This means if a worker from an uninsured or underinsured tree company hurts themselves or dies on your property you can be held liable for their medical bills and may face multiple lawsuits.

Instead, choose a TCIA Accredited Company That Employs Local Certified Arborists:

When you chose a Local Certified Arborist you get a well trained professional that cares about you, your tree and your property.  These Certified Arborists will have the education and hands-on skills to properly evaluate your tree and provide a solution. And if something does go wrong a professional, licensed, & fully insured company will cover the costs to fix it.

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Certified Arborist Near Me:

Our Local Certified Arborists service the following areas. If you are outside of our service area you can find a certified arborist based on your zip code on the Tree Care Industry Associations website: Find A Certified Arborist Near Me

Northern Virginia:Falls ChurchWashington, DC
AlexandriaFort Belvoir
AnnandaleGreat FallsMaryland:
AshburnLortonCabin John
BurkeMcLeanChevy Chase
CentrevilleOakton Glen Echo
ChantillyReston Potomac
Dunn LoringSterling
Fairfax Station

4 thoughts on “Certified Arborists”

  1. Mark Sholander says:

    I recently bought a house on a lot with several poplar and oak trees. I’d like to get an analysis on the health of these trees; potential dangers to the house; and whether or not they have commercial value if felled.

    When is the best time of year to call a certified arborist to render an opinion on these matters?


    1. Rtectree says:

      Mr. Sholander,

      Thank you for your interest and question.

      Winter is a great time to get you trees evaluated and felled/pruned by a certified Arborist. Without leaves on the trees the Arborists are able to see structural weaknesses that may have been hidden by foliage during spring and summer. Winter is also the best time to prune most species of trees.

      We would be more than happy to send an Arborist out to evaluate your property. I will reach out to you via email to continue this discussion and possibly set up an Arborist consultation.

      Have a wonderful day,
      Samantha Huff
      RTEC Treecare

  2. Erich Schadly says:

    I recommended your company to a Gary Murdock and he was very happy with your work and I have recomended you to several more customers for future work. Andy keep up the good work!!

    1. Rtectree says:

      Mr. Schadly,

      Thank you for your kind words & recommendations, they mean the world to us.

      We strive to satisfy each and every one of our customers and to do our part to improve & sustain the environment.

      Thanks again! Stay safe and warm during this storm!

      Samantha Huff
      RTEC Treecare

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